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Five Benefits of a Group Benefits Plan

Posted: October 04, 2017
Tagged As: Group Benefits, LAS Programming

A well-designed group benefits plan offers employees the protection they deserve and can make your workplace an attractive and satisfying place to work.  Without one, your organization may be selling itself short.  Discover the benefits of offering a Group Benefits plan to your employees.

Thaw Frozen Water Laterals Quickly with an SLWC Warranty

Posted: September 27, 2017
Tagged As: LAS Programming, Sewer & Water Line Warranty

You'd never know it from the weather, but winter is right around the corner.  Find out how providing your residents with an optional Service Line Warranties of Canada warranty could save them time and money when it comes to thawing frozen water laterals.

A Sit-down with Ontario’s Electricity Rate Regulator

Posted: September 20, 2017
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy

Earlier this summer LAS sat down with the Ontario Energy Board to get some answers to common questions about their role in Ontario's energy market, including Hydro One's application for a distribution rate increase.

Turning Radishes and Rutabagas into Revenues

Posted: September 13, 2017
Tagged As: Energy, GHG Emissions, Natural Gas, Waste Management

Renewable Natural Gas provides an environmentally responsible solution to diverting organic waste from landfill while producing stable, clean, renewable fuel to heat buildings and fuel vehicle fleets. Discover how municipalities across Canada are making use of RNG and what opportunities might exist for you municipality.

Harness Your Inner Energy Champion

Posted: September 06, 2017
Tagged As: Energy, Training

Each individual in your organization is constantly making energy-purchasing decisions.  Discover how simple, actionable messages can inspire and motivate employees to make changes in their daily tasks to achieve 3-5% in energy savings.

Why the "Worst First" Approach to Road Maintenance isn't Always the Best

Posted: August 30, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Municipal Infrastructure, Roads Assessment

Today's municipalities face an aging infrastructure alongside increasing operational costs, yet  budgets consistently fall short in addressing infrastructure needs.  Discover why the "worst roads first" approach to road maintenance isn’t always the best, and how better data can lead to improved maintenance strategies that lower costs over the long-term.

Risk Management Considerations for Community Gardens

Posted: August 23, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Risk Management

Community gardens are popular with urban dwellers who don’t have access to gardening space. They can also be beneficial for municipalities, if properly managed.  Discover risk related issues to consider when developing a community garden, and some of the rules you can impose to prevent them.

Managing Plug Loads in Your Municipality

Posted: August 16, 2017
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Training

Plug loads account for 33% of energy consumed in office buildings and can be as high as 50% in buildings that have undergone HVAC and lighting efficiency upgrades.  Learn how following a few simple tips can reduce the impact of plug load and its corresponding costs.

EV Charging 101

Posted: August 09, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Electric Vehicles, Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Fleet Management, GHG Emissions

If you are purchasing an electric vehicle, be it for personal use or for your municipal fleet, there's a few key pieces of information you ought to know about.  Get up to speed on need to know information about electric vehicle charging.

Program Spotlight: One Investment Program

Posted: August 02, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Investments, LAS Programming, Legislation & Regulation, Risk Management

The One Investment Program provides consistently strong rates of return across its four portfolios and High Interest Savings Accounts (HISA), while simplifying the process for investors.  From short-term parking of funds to long-term investing for future infrastructure and everything in between, there’s an investment option for every municipal need.

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