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Four ways LAS can support your Energy Plan!

Posted: January 30, 2019
Tagged As: Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, EPT, LAS Programming


Despite the provincial election and repeal of the Green Energy Act in 2018, all public sector organizations are still required to report consumption annually and update energy plans every five years.  In December 2018, legislation was passed to shift the energy reporting function to O.Reg. 507/18 under the Electricity Act.  The next deadline is July 1 2019 which requires an update of the 5-year Corporate Energy Plans. With this in mind, we are doing our best to equip our members with the tools and confidence to update their own plans.  Here are four LAS initiatives that you may want to consider.

LAS Facility Lighting Expansion

Posted: July 25, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, LAS Programming, LED, Office Lighting, Recreational Lighting

Back in May, LAS hinted at expanding our Recreation Facility LED Lighting Service.  Today, we begin to roll this out a little more by providing some descriptions and images of the new types of lighting that will be available to municipalities.

5-Year Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan Update

Posted: June 13, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, Legislation & Regulation, Natural Gas

Since July 2013, municipalities and other public sector agencies have been reporting their energy consumption for key buildings annually.  July 1, 2019 is the deadline for CDM plans.  Where are you at with your current plan?  What should you consider when updating your plans before the 2019 deadline?

Renewable Energy in Ontario Municipalities

Posted: May 23, 2018
Tagged As: Climate Change, Electricity, Energy, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, GHG Emissions, Net-Metering

Estimates suggest that Ontario’s municipal sector consumes between 6,000 - 6,500 GWh of electricity every year.  However, renewable energy gives municipalities the opportunity to produce their own power.  Discover what renewable energy opportunities in Ontario, and who you can contact for assistance.

The Importance of Photometric Design

Posted: May 16, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Planning, LED, Recreational Lighting

With many municipalities removing ice from arenas over the summer to upgrade their lighting systems, it is important to incorporate proper photometric design into the project.  Steven Duff of Conrad Lighting Solutions provides an excellent overview of photometric design to ensure your new lighting systems shine!

Control More Than Your Light Levels

Posted: May 08, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, LED, Municipal Infrastructure, Streetlights

Outdoor area lighting is a major contributor to municipal energy use, but also offers an opportunity to reduce energy consumption and operating costs in a very publicly visible manner.  Learn more about adaptive controls and the ways they can help municipalities reduce their energy costs.

Community Energy Planning and AMO Member Feedback

Posted: April 11, 2018
Tagged As: Energy, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning

AMO and LAS are exploring opportunities for municipalities in the low carbon economy.  Read key highlights from a recent survey and the Community Energy Planning document it was based on, and join us for an upcoming webinar about best practices.

Energy Efficiency: A Behavioral Approach to Energy Savings

Posted: February 07, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Planning, GHG Emissions

Human behaviour is a big factor in energy efficiency.  Find out how changes in human behaviour can affect energy efficiency, and how even capacity-strapped organizations can generate change and realize cost savings.

How to Recycle Energy

Posted: December 13, 2017
Tagged As: Climate Change, Electricity, Energy, Energy Planning

Most of us are familiar with recycling paper, plastic, metal and other materials as a means of reducing waste sent to landfills, but did you know you can recycle energy too?  Discover some of the methods in which energy can be recycled, and which municipal facilities might be the best suited to them.

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: LAS Natural Gas Program

Posted: December 06, 2017
Tagged As: budgeting, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Planning, Natural Gas

Natural Gas prices can change up to four times a year.  Discover how the LAS Natural Gas Program provides stable and predictable pricing for 365 days and how this can make your budgeting process a little easier and less confusing.   

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