Integrated Community Energy Solutions

Municipal Policy Toolkit


This toolkit contains a series of 17 case studies from across Canada that demonstrate best practice examples of policies that have advanced Integrated Community Energy Solutions (ICES). It is designed for use by municipal and provincial staff members, councils, and policymakers in Ontario and elsewhere for the purpose of proliferating the implementation of ICES and improve the livability of our communities.

Other Publications

QUEST conducts and packages cutting edge applied research to empower practitioners and decision makers with the tools they need to advance Smart Energy Communities. Find out more about our projects:


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District Energy Website

March 2020 The new District Energy Website presented by QUEST and the YMCA of Greater Toronto will help demystify the technology and the process of building community energy systems – systems that can help Canada and the world reduce carbon pollution and increase...