Upcoming 2019 LSNetwork Webinars

Creating an Accessible Solar Economy

Overcoming Challenges to Small-Scale PV Installations in Underserved Communities

Although the growing world of technology and development has unlocked new levels to scale solar energy, financing remains an obstacle for small-scale solar installations, particularly in underserved communities and for the institutions that service them. Public service entities, such as school systems, often do not have access to discretionary funds or other incentives (e.g. tax credits) to finance and benefit from alternative energy solutions.

On October 22, join the Canadian Urban Institute’s free LSNetwork webinar to learn how an alliance of organizations in southeast Ohio developed a program to fund, install and maintain a solar rooftop installation for the Federal Hocking School System, resulting in a 70% reduction in energy use and annual cost savings of over $100,000 USD.

Eli Flournoy, Board Director at New Resource Solutions (NRS) and John Glazer, Senior Executive in Residence for Strategic Development, Ohio University will discuss this successful case study and provide insight on:

  • Public social private partnerships as innovative financing solutions to include underserved populations in the solar economy;

  • The social benefits of involving the community throughout the process; and

  • The potential for reduced energy-use, cost savings and lowered GHG emissions of rooftop solar.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Federal Hocking’s unique story to smart renewable energy!


Past Webinars

2018 LSNetwork Webinar: Smart Planning Our Future Cities

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On April 19, 2018, the Canadian Urban Institute hosted a free LSNetwork webinar to help municipalities navigate the full potential of connected technology by exploring the benefits of developing a comprehensive smart city master plan. This is a proactive process for municipalities to identify their specific needs, unite stakeholders and outline a roadmap to achieve effective and beneficial deployment of these solutions. 


2018 LSNetwork Webinar: Connecting London

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In February 2018, the LSNetwork hosted a webinar on the City of London's smart streetlighting initiatives. Using data and connected technology, the City of London has initiated many ambitious and forward-thinking projects, including the current deployment of 12,000 smart LED streetlights. The smart lights will help the City achieve its energy saving goals, reduce operational costs while improving service reliability and laying the foundations for future IoT aspirations. 

The webinar presents this successful case study, with speakers from the City of London, urbancontrol and Itron. 

2017 Lunchtime Webinar Series

LSNetwork presented a three-part lunchtime webinar series to share our newly developed resources on the evolution of LED streetlighting across Canada and discuss how these networks are becoming the backbone for intelligent communities.

We were joined by experts in lighting technology, sustainable infrastructure and energy and cost conservation who will share their reflections on these emerging technologies and the demonstrated results of related case examples. The PDF presentations are linked below. 


MArch 29, 2017

Guest Speakers:

Ralf Nielsen, Andrew Kent & Shane Melanson of Colliers Project Leaders

April 13, 2017

Guest Speaker:

Bryan Charlebois of Cree Canada             


MArch 30, 2017

Guest Speaker:

Andy Molnar of Sensus, a xylem brand         

April 26, 2017

Guest Speakers:

Angelo Miceli & Nishit Shah of Philips Lighting


April 12, 2017

Guest Speakers:

Angelo Miceli of Philips Lighting & Matthew Lynch of WCCD

April 27, 2017

Guest Speakers:

Angelo Miceli & Nishit Shah of Philips Lighting (repeat from April 26)