2013 Awards

QUEST is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2013 Community Energy Builder Awards, who were presented with their awards at the annual QUEST 2013 Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony on November 13th in Markham, ON. 

QUEST thanks Capgemini and ReNew Magazine for sponsoring the Awards.
The Winners of the 2013 Community Energy Builder Awards were selected for projects, programs or plans completed in 2012-2013. They are:
In the Local Government category:
  • City of Surrey, for the development of a district energy system in its downtown core and the largest Organic Biofuels facility in Canada which will turn organic waste into renewable natural gas.

Runners-up in the Local Government category were the City of Guelph and Halifax Regional Municipality.

In the Utility category:
  • Horizon Utilities Corporation, which serves Hamilton and St. Catharines, Ontario, for its Energy Conservation Mapping Program which helps target conservation initiatives in its territory and for its Smart Growth Connection Policy which incentivizes compact urban development.

Runners up in the Utility category were BC Hydro and Enbridge Gas Distribution.

In the Real Estate Sector category:
  • Simon Fraser University Community Trust, for connecting 5 buildings to a burgeoning biomass-fuelled neighbourhood district energy system at the UniverCity development in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Runners up in the Real Estate Sector category were DEC Engineering and Minto.
QUEST congratulates the Winners and Runners Up, and thanks all the many excellent nominees for their work in advancing smart energy communities in Canada. We look forward to hearing from you again next year for the 2015 Community Energy Builder Awards!