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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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Principles for Smart Energy Communities

A Smart Energy Community seamlessly integrates local, renewable, and conventional energy sources to efficiently, cleanly, and affordably meet its energy needs. It is a coveted, highly livable place to live, work, learn, and play.The successful implementation of Smart...