Paper No. 1 - Building Smart Energy Communities:

Implementing Integrated Community Energy Solutions


Building Smart Energy Communities: Implementing Integrated Community Energy Solutions

This is the introductory paper to the ICES Literacy Series and is intended for a broad audience. The paper explains the role and activity of QUEST as it relates to ICES.  It describes what ICES are and what they can accomplish at the city/community-wide, neighbourhood, and project levels. It lists the critical stakeholders in ICES and outlines the basic principles required to implement ICES. The paper closes by outlining QUEST’s role in advancing ICES now and going forward.

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:

Town of Woodstock

Woodstock was the first incorporated town in New Brunswick on May 1, 1856 and boasts some of the finest 19th Century Victorian heritage homes, churches and civic buildings.

Village of Southern Victoria

On January 1, 2023, the village changed its name to the Village of Southern Victoria as a result of Local Governance Reform. The Village is located in Victoria County, in western New Brunswick and is in close proximity to Tobique First Nation. The community is located in close proximity to the Trans Canada Highway, which has allowed it to develop an Industrial Park. It is also just 10 km from the US border.

St. Mary’s First Nation

Sitansisk is one of six communities that make up the Wolastoqiyik Nation. Sitansisk is a vital part of New Brunswick’s Capital City of Fredericton and is located next to the Wolastoq (also known as the Saint John River) on approximately 125.8 plus one hectares of land; a mere fraction of the Wolastoqiyik traditional unceded ancestral territory.