Southland Energy Awarded Comprehensive Energy and Water Saving Upgrades at St. Anne’s-Belfield School

Friday, April 8, 2016 – 16:00

Dulles, VA

Southland Energy, a division of Southland Industries, has been awarded a series of upgrades and replacements at St. Anne’s – Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia. As the first project awarded under VirginiaSAVES, a new program designed to reduce the cost of qualified energy efficiency projects and provide low- or no-cost long term financing, the project is completely self-funding and aims to reduce the school’s carbon footprint by 28 percent.

Spanning two campuses, St. Anne’s – Belfield is a leading co-educational independent day school serving students from pre-school through twelfth grade, with a boarding program in grades nine through twelve. Southland Energy will be replacing aging and inefficient systems and equipment for dorms, classrooms, offices, and athletic facilities. The project scope includes boiler, chiller, and fan coil unit replacements, controls upgrades and integration, lighting upgrades, as well as the addition of high efficiency pumps, motors, and variable frequency drives.

The project is currently underway and anticipates completion in June of 2016.

US Army Corps of Engineers Selects Southland Energy for ESPC III Contract

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – 22:45

Dulles, VA

Southland Energy, a division of Southland Industries, was recently awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) by the US Army Corps of Engineers. As part of a list of thirteen large businesses and one small business awarded this contract, Southland Energy will now be able to implement energy and water efficiency projects for the US Army and other Department of Defense agencies.

With the ability to contract directly with the federal government, Southland Energy will be able to help the government meet the Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge through the expanded use of performance based contracts, as well as achieve mandated energy reduction goals in accordance with the National Energy Conservation Policy Act.

“Southland Energy is honored to be working with the US Army Corps of Engineers ESPC III Program to help achieve energy efficiency for the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. With Southland Energy’s extensive innovative performance based energy efficiency projects, we are well poised to bring innovation to the federal government, while saving energy and reducing costs,” stated Vice President of Southland Energy Natasha Shah.

State of Nevada Certifies Southland Energy as a Pre-Qualified Energy Service Company

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 – 17:45

Las Vegas, NV 

Southland Energy, the comprehensive energy services division of Southland Industries, was recently awarded a series of energy projects for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District in Northern California. Utilizing the state’s proposition 39 funding for energy efficiency and clean energy projects, the design-build energy solutions will consist of HVAC, lighting, and controls upgrades for the district’s facilities. Southland Energy will be responsible for the overall development, design, energy calculations and modeling, as well as the installation of the HVAC, lighting, and controls upgrades.

For the district’s first-year projects under proposition 39, Southland Energy will provide exterior LED lighting retrofits for the Chabot College campus located in Hayward, California; the Las Positas College campus in Livermore, California; and the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District in Dublin, California.  Within the library and faculty offices at Las Positas College, Southland Energy will also implement HVAC and controls upgrades. The upgrades will involve the integration of LED lighting with the existing lighting systems, semi-custom HVAC units, and upgrading old pneumatic controls to direct digital controls that provide room temperature sensors and monitoring. In addition, higher annual energy savings that will be achieved by replacing four air-cooled, direct expansion package units with new semi-custom air handling units incorporating chilled and hot water coils will result in a rebate from local utility provider, Pacific Gas and Electric.

With the design phase underway since August 2013, the projects entered into construction earlier this month. Overall project completion is anticipated by October 2014.

Southland Energy Selected as Preferred Contractor at Fort Knox

Friday, May 9, 2014 – 14:45

Dulles, VA

Southland Energy, the comprehensive energy services division of Southland Industries, has been selected as Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation’s preferred contractor for all energy services projects executed at the US Army Post at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Under Nolin’s utility energy services contract with Fort Knox, Southland Energy will develop and implement energy improvement projects. Through such energy projects, the US Army aims to reduce the energy related costs of operating and maintaining facilities at Fort Knox.

“Southland Energy is proud to serve Nolin and Fort Knox in meeting their energy efficiency and energy security goals,” said Nello Tortora, Federal Programs Director of Southland Energy. “Given our demonstrated energy expertise and innovative approach through $1.3 billion in past federal design-build projects, we believe we can make a significant, positive impact at Fort Knox.”

Consisting of over 17 million square feet of facility space across 169 square miles, Fort Knox is occupied by 25,000 soldiers, families, and Army civilians each day. The Fort Knox energy program has long been recognized as a leader in the Department of the Army and has resulted in several energy efficiency projects, renewable technologies, as well as a combined heat and power project that is currently in progress.

About Nolin RECC:
Nolin RECC is a rural electric cooperative based in Elizabethtown, KY. Nolin serves as an electrical distribution provider to over 32,000 members in Hardin and surrounding counties. Additionally, Nolin is the prime contractor for all UESC and electrical privatization work at nearby Fort Knox Army Installation. Through privatization, Nolin owns, operates, and maintains Fort Knox’s electrical distribution system for the life of a 50-year contract. Through UESC contracting, Nolin oversees the addition of many energy conservation measures for new and existing facilities for the purposes of energy sustainment and efficiency.

Southland Energy Awarded Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Proposition 39 Upgrades

Thursday, May 29, 2014 – 21:15

Union City, CA 

Southland Energy, the comprehensive energy services division of Southland Industries, was recently awarded a series of energy projects for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District in Northern California. Utilizing the state’s proposition 39 funding for energy efficiency and clean energy projects, the design-build energy solutions will consist of HVAC, lighting, and controls upgrades for the district’s facilities. Southland Energy will be responsible for the overall development, design, energy calculations and modeling, as well as the installation of the HVAC, lighting, and controls upgrades.

For the district’s first-year projects under proposition 39, Southland Energy will provide exterior LED lighting retrofits for the Chabot College campus located in Hayward, California; the Las Positas College campus in Livermore, California; and the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District in Dublin, California.  Within the library and faculty offices at Las Positas College, Southland Energy will also implement HVAC and controls upgrades. The upgrades will involve the integration of LED lighting with the existing lighting systems, semi-custom HVAC units, and upgrading old pneumatic controls to direct digital controls that provide room temperature sensors and monitoring. In addition, higher annual energy savings that will be achieved by replacing four air-cooled, direct expansion package units with new semi-custom air handling units incorporating chilled and hot water coils will result in a rebate from local utility provider, Pacific Gas and Electric.

With the design phase underway since August 2013, the projects entered into construction earlier this month. Overall project completion is anticipated by October 2014.

Southland Industries Appoints Industry Veterans to Expand Energy Business

Thursday, August 8, 2013 – 00:15

Dulles, VA 

Southland Industries, one of the nation’s largest mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy service solutions, recently expanded its energy services group. As a division of Southland Industries, Southland Energy enters the energy services company (ESCO) marketplace backed by over sixty years of experience in designing, building, operating and servicing high-performance facilities. As such, Southland Energy has the ability to self-perform the vast majority of work required for complex energy projects, ultimately driving down costs for its clients.

Taking an innovative, holistic approach to building performance through in-house building systems expertise and the ability to efficiently self-perform services, the formation of Southland Energy is a strategic extension of Southland Industries’ strengths.
Natasha Shah, Vice President of Energy Services is leading the effort with support from three newly appointed directors. Art Thompson, Director of Education and Healthcare and Nello Tortora, Director of Federal Programs, will manage sales teams nationally. Seth Pearce, Director of Project Development, will be responsible for leading and managing project development and energy engineering nationally, as well as ensuring the performance and savings on all projects.

“As part of the Southland Energy team, our directors are responsible for driving overall strategy and vision at the ground level,” stated Vice President of Energy Services Natasha Shah. “The team brings considerable expertise and is highly respected in the industry. With our leadership in place, Southland Energy will have the flexibility to scale its energy services within core markets, nationally, in order to provide comprehensive energy services solutions,” Shah continued.

With over 20 years of business development and sales management experience in the telecommunications, industrial distribution, and building automation industries, Thompson’s past work includes assisting in strategic business development and implementing energy savings projects within the education and healthcare markets.

As a recently retired, 27-year veteran of the United States Army, Tortora previously led a worldwide staff of more than 850 professional civilians and military officers that supported strategic programs including energy, medical, installation support, environmental and ordinance/explosives remediation. Tortora was instrumental in assisting the Federal Government in meeting the $2 billion energy savings performance contract presidential initiative.

An experienced energy services professional, Pearce has held management roles in contracting, construction, engineering and project development and has successfully delivered creative energy solutions such as the Army’s largest solar photovoltaic system installed to date.

Southland Industries Receives Substantial Energy Rebate for New Facility

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 – 18:30

Garden Grove, CA

Southland Industries, one of the nation’s largest design-build mechanical contractors, recently received a $52,018 rebate from local utility provider, Southern California Edison through the Savings by Design program. Southland’s new facility in Garden Grove, California was rewarded this substantial rebate for its ability to conserve natural resources through efficient design.
Administered by California utilities, the Savings by Design program encourages high-performance building design and construction through a variety of solutions in order to “demonstrate how we can live within our environmental means.”
Within Southland’s Southern California Campus, the resourceful combination of three new and innovative HVAC systems, including displacement ventilation, chilled beams, and fan-powered induction systems, along with a high efficiency chiller and condensing boiler, can be credited for lowering energy use. Overall, the building’s energy consumption was reduced by 28.5 percent, exceeding California Title 24 energy standard requirements.
After partnering with architectural firm LPA, Inc. and general contractor The PENTA Building Group, Southland was able to completely remodel the 42,000 square foot building within eight months. The cutting-edge Southern California Campus acts as a working showcase for Southland’s capabilities in energy efficient building design and construction.