2014 Awards

QUEST is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2014 Community Energy Builder Awards, who were presented with their awards at the annual QUEST Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony, December 2 at the WEstin Bayshore in Vancouver.

QUEST thanks the 2014 Awards sponsors: Capgemini, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, and the Cement Association of Canada.

The Winners of the 2014 Community Energy Builder Awards were selected for projects, programs or plans completed in 2013-2014. They are:
Local Government Category
City of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, for successfully completing a 10-year community energy plan and exceeding greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by 100%, in part by converting from oil to renewable wood-pellet burning heating systems.
Runners-up in the Local Government category were the City of Guelph (Ontario) and The City of Colwood (British Columbia).
Utility Category
Envida Community Energy Inc. from Guelph, Ontario, for building and commissioning the first segment of the Galt District Energy System, implementing seven solar energy facilities and a small-scale combined heat and power system, obtaining approval for a forthcoming large-scale combined heat and power facility, and qualifying to develop biomass projects.
Runners up in the Utility category were PowerStream (Ontario) and Union Gas (Ontario).
Real Estate Sector Category
Westbank, from British Columbia, who in partnership with TELUS Communications, are building the “TELUS Garden” property, which includes a 22-story LEED-Platinum office tower as well as a small district energy system that captures waste heat from an adjacent TELUS data centre and uses it for space and water heating.
Runners up in the Real Estate Sector category were Wesgroup (British Columbia) and Cadillac Fairview (British Columbia).
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!