QUEST, the Queen’s University Experimental Sustainability Team, was founded in 2012. The team’s goal is to achieve self-sufficient, sustainable living. This involves creating or harvesting energy independent of the power grid, growing food, collecting, cleaning and storing water, minimizing waste and addressing many other aspects of day-to-day life. Along with these aspects of living, QUEST hopes to address the human behavior factor by designing systems that change the very way we use energy and resources.
QUEST provides an environment in which students may apply what they have learned to designing and creating sustainable projects. These projects are created to integrate sustainable engineering and design into every day life. The projects are the backbone by which our members’ advance their understanding of environmental design and promote sustainable living. The team also participates in conferences and tradeshows revolving around the subject of sustainability.