Department of Veterans Affairs Selects Utility Systems Solutions, Inc. (US2) and Partner Southland Energy for ESPC Contract

Dulles, VA | Southland Energy

June 23, 2020 — US2 and Southland were recently awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The US2 and Southland Team is part of a list of four SDVOSBs – large company teams awarded this contract.

With the ability to contract directly with the VA, the US2 and Southland Team will be able to help the VA meet their mandated energy reduction and resilience goals, enhance existing facility infrastructure, and achieve energy security. The ESPC projects will also contribute to improving the overall environment and care for veterans and their families at medical centers and hospitals nationwide.

Benji Brosch, President and CFO of US2, and Nello Tortora, Director of Federal Programs for Southland Energy, jointly stated: “Our team is honored to be working together with the Department of Veterans Affairs to help achieve energy efficiency and security and their important goal of enhancing the quality of care and service they provide America’s veterans. With our team’s extensive performance-based energy efficiency experience and history of excellence with innovative engineering, construction, service, and energy service solutions, we are well positioned to bring significant facility improvements to the VA, while saving energy and reducing costs.”

About US2

US2 provides national construction, energy conservation, and maintenance services for federal agencies with a focus in mechanical-electrical-plumbing (MEP) upgrades. Since 2005, US2 has successfully completed over $100M in prime contract awards utilizing a team of project management professionals, professional engineers, certified energy managers, pipefitters, plumbers, electricians, and service technicians. With a unique expertise in steam system monitoring, US2 provides remote steam system monitoring for 17 federal facilities across the United States.

Southland Energy Selected for an Energy Services Company Award

Portland, OR 

June 1, 2020 – Southland Energy recently announced that it has been selected for an Energy Services Company (ESCO) award by the Oregon Department of Energy and is now pre-qualified to be able to perform comprehensive energy, waste management, and associated capital improvements for state and local agencies including cities, municipalities, state institutions, school districts, public universities, and other state-owned buildings.

In Oregon, state agencies that want to use an Energy Services Performance Contract (ESPC) for energy services work are required to use a firm from the pre-qualified list of ESCOs. As a selected ESCO, Southland Energy is able to perform work in partnership with local Southland companies, TCM and Envise, providing energy services for Oregon government entities.

Already a national ESCO, Southland Energy is now able to execute comprehensive energy, waste management, and associated capital improvements as well as infrastructure upgrades for Oregon state agencies.

“This is a great opportunity for Southland Energy and our other Southland Companies, TCM and Envise, to support the energy needs of the state of Oregon. We’re excited to be established as an ESCO in Oregon and to bring our experience as a national ESCO home.” – Dan Heichelbech, President of TCM

The ESCO award went into effect in May of 2020 and is valid for two years with options for renewal. For all Oregon-related, state projects, please contact Trevor Marugg, Senior Account Consultant, at or 503.488.1780.

About Southland Energy

As a division of Southland Industries, Southland Energy is a comprehensive energy services firm with roots in one of the nation’s leading MEP building systems firms. With the ability to self-perform energy services work through its distinctive design-build-operate-maintain expertise, Southland Energy works with clients to increase efficiency, reduce utility consumption, and lower overall energy costs. Using various creative financing options, Southland Energy’s certified energy professionals deliver guaranteed performance-based solutions that sustainably improve each facility’s bottom line.

About TCM

Founded in 1953 and acquired in 2014, TCM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southland Industries and one of the Northwest’s largest Mechanical and Plumbing systems experts offering a “One Team,” “Connected Solutions” approach.

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