LSNetwork (formerly LightSavers Canada) is a market transformation initiative of the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI), started by the Toronto Atmospheric Fund in 2008 and led by the CUI since 2012. LSNetwork’s purpose is to support communities across Canada in leveraging the technology transformations of LED streetlights, adaptive controls and smart city strategies. Switching to networked LEDs saves energy, reduces GHGs and provides a platform for more connected cities.
As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, we work to support this technology transformation by creating and sharing resources and convening conversations between key stakeholders.
In 2015 LSNetwork produced over 10 guides, primers and case studies; presented 6 webinars, 3 workshops and our National LED Lighting Summit; created an educational video on Hamilton’s LED streetlight conversion; and enhanced our social media presence.
LSNetwork aims to promote the adoption of connected LED lighting through work as a developer of objective, independent information and role as a community builder. The program will include:
HOSTING a West Coast National LSNetwork Summit;
HOSTING a Toronto Breakfast Seminar & annual Innovation Awards;
CONVENING a 3 cross-Canada knowledge diffusion workshops;
PRESENTING 2 webinars featuring guest speakers from industry;
CREATING next stage resources for stakeholder outreach, including:
- Case studies of successful implementations of advanced lighting systems and intelligent communities; and
- Digital Master Planning Guide to inform municipalities on strategies for incorporating digital technology into the built environment;
CULTIVATING the live and interactive web-based map of LED & connected lighting applications across Canada by verifying and updating project information; and
CONVENING quarterly virtual stakeholder meetings to share current news, information and ideas about LED streetlighting, connected lighting and intelligent communities.