Maryland Economic Development Association Annual Conference

Event | Cambridge, MD

April 24–26, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST

Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) is hosting their 2022 Annual Conference, “The Future of Physical and Social Infrastructure for Economic Impact.” The conference will explore shifts and their implications on economic developers hoping to increase jobs and community investments.  

Join Stephanie Bridgeforth and Karen Galindo-White, Senior Accountant Executives, by the main exhibit hall as they lend perspective and purpose that will impact our economy and quality of life.   

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Maryland Association of Counties: Winter 2021

Event | Cambridge, MD

December 8–10, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST

Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Winter Conference, “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today” will focus on rapidly advancing technology that has changed government service delivery. Exploring how county governments are or should be approaching today’s technology from virtual learning to data security, MACo will address widespread options and obstacles to help users provide state-of-the-art services for Maryland residents.

Join Stephanie Bridgeforth and Karen Galindo-White, Senior Accountant Executives, at booth number 22 in the exhibit hall as they showcase Southland’s services that can help Maryland be more resilient, responsive, and ready to address unique facility challenges.   

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Energy Efficiency for the City of Chico – Sustainable Solutions Turnkey Program

Article | City of Chico

The City of Chico, CA, in partnership with Southland Energy and PG&E, participated in the Sustainable Solutions Turnkey (SST) program. The SST program implements energy-saving projects at facilities and uses the expenses saved from the energy reduction and maintenance costs to pay for the design and construction of the projects.  

The Chico City Council authorized the execution of Phase I and determined the wastewater treatment plant was the largest consumer of energy for the city and therefore the main focus of Phase I. Energy conservation measures completed in Phase I of the SST program include installing new diffuser pads in basin 4, installing new neuros blowers, upgrading controls, air handling units (AHU), and thermostats, expanding building automation systems (BAS), reconditioning HVAC units, and replacing the south condenser unit.

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2021 VACo 87th Annual Conference

Event | Norfolk, VA

November 14–16, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) is hosting their 87th annual conference to discuss and analyze needs of county governments. The conference will feature elected officials, local leaders, and policy and government experts leading team-building sessions, networking opportunities, and hands-on workshops.

Join Stephanie Bridgeforth, Senior Account Executive and Karen Galindo-White, Senior Account Executive, on Sunday, November 14 and Monday, November 15, at booth number 603 in the exhibit hall as they showcase Southland’s services that meet the needs of the county government.  

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Renovate, Retrofit, Reduce

Event |Austin, TX

November 9–12, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. CDT

The National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) is holding its premier annual event, Renovate, Retrofit, Reduce (R3) Conference and Innovation Expo. The R3 Conference and Innovation Expo will explore beyond the latest trends in the energy efficiency market by diving deep into the opportunities from the new administration and explaining how institutions can leverage new opportunities to make building infrastructure healthier, safer, resilient, and energy efficient.  

Join Maureen McDonald, Director Energy Services, Southland Energy, on Thursday, November 11, 2021 as she moderates, “Using Treasury Funds to Make Government Buildings Healthier and More Resilient.”  Maureen will be joined by panelists, David Terry, Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials, Adam Pugh, Associate Legislative Director for Environment, Energy and Land Use, National Association of Counties, John Pouland, Consultant, and Tim Harbaugh, Deputy Director of Facilities, DuPage County, IL.

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Event | Virtual

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM PST

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) has 59 chapters worldwide and reaches its audience through middle-market growth. The ACG San Francisco Bay Area is holding a webinar to teach Bay Area middle market companies how to prepare for climate change and prepare their business for the future.

Join Roxanne Fong, Director Utility Programs, Southland Industries, and Mike Wallace, SVP, Strategic Market Engagement, Persefoni, as they explain how climate change could cause a huge disruption to the market, impacting supply chains, markets, and operations. Fong and Wallace will discuss proper preparedness and sustainability tips.

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Southland Energy Appoints Andrew Miller as Regional Business Segment Leader

Dulles, VA | Southland Energy

Sept. 9, 2021 — Southland Energy recently appointed Andrew Miller as Regional Business Segment Leader for its Mid-Atlantic region.  In his new role, Mr. Miller will be responsible for growing Southland’s energy efficiency and infrastructure business across the public and private sectors.

“We are excited to welcome Andrew to the Southland team,” said Southland Energy Vice President Anthony Roner. “His extensive expertise in our industry will prove invaluable as we continue to grow our business in the Mid-Atlantic region.”

Mr. Miller brings over 30-years of experience in the industry and has an extensive background in Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC). In his most recent role as General Manager of the Northeast at ESG, Mr. Miller provided oversight of nearly $800 million of design build energy efficiency and infrastructure work. He grew the business from a start-up to over $180 million in annual sales and led a team of 60 employees across seven states.

Mr. Miller graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Townson University and has held multiple leadership positions ranging from operations manager to regional manager. Early In his career, Mr. Miller worked for Chevron and CMS Viron where he was responsible for expansion into new territory and overall growth of the Northeast region.

Southland Energy Completes Construction Phase of a Utility Energy Service Contract in Partnership with Georgia Power

Robins Air Force Base, GA | Southland Energy

February 20, 2021 — Following a rigorous development and design process, Southland Energy and their utility partner Georgia Power, completed the implementation phase of a Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) for the Air Logistics Complex (ALC) at Robins Air Force Base, GA.

Over a 30-month period, Southland Energy and Georgia Power collaborated with the ALC to design and construct a $26,737,788 UESC which consists of two major compressed air plants and distribution systems, as well as the required electrical power systems to achieve 48 percent energy reduction and 99.99 percent reliability with 2N redundancy. These plants distribute compressed air to 40 surrounding mission critical aviation maintenance and test and research facilities totaling one million square feet.

The goal of the UESC was to produce energy efficient compressed air plants that provide reliable, dry air with 100 percent compressor redundancy to the facilities at the ALC. Leveraging significant industrial and mission critical facility experience and expertise, Southland Energy was able to determine the key measurements needed in order to provide early and accurate costs and savings along with a lifecycle energy and operations and maintenance analysis specific to the ALC.

“Construction within an active flight line and secure area was very challenging,” said Quinn Phillips, Project Manager, Southland Industries. “The requirement that all work was completed while the existing compressed air service remained 100 percent operational added significant complexity. The construction and ALC teams on site collaborated and prepared daily to ensure continuous availability of compressed air 24/7 to support aircraft readiness goals during the construction.”

In addition to the new compressed air plants, this project includes repair of significant leaks throughout the distribution system, heated blower purge desiccant air dryers, reconditioned 30,000-gallon receiver, new breathing air system, HVAC improvements, and new motor controls. A new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system will control the plant and is integrated with the new electrical sub-station distribution gear. The new SCADA system will be used for performance tracking and diagnostics and has been designed to complement an ongoing base-wide Utility Monitoring and Control Systems (UMCA) program.

“The implementation of the UESC provides resilience, mission assurance, significant operational flexibility, and most importantly eliminates costly outages of the system significantly impacting daily production rates,” said Damon West of the ALC Energy office. “ALC now has reliable compressed air to allow us to meet our mission requirements.”

Southland Energy Appoints Darryl Matsui as Director of Preconstruction

San Diego, CA | Southland Energy

Aug. 21, 2021 — Southland Energy recently appointed Darryl Matsui as Director of Preconstruction. In this new role, Mr. Matsui will lead Southland Energy’s preconstruction team during the development of energy efficiency and infrastructure projects across the public and private sectors.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Darryl to the Southland team,” said Southland Energy Vice President Anthony Roner. “His proven expertise developing comprehensive energy and infrastructure projects will directly impact our clients’ project, enhancing the value we bring to them.”

Mr. Matsui brings over 30 years of experience in the industry and has an extensive energy project development background. In his most recent role as the Director of Project Development at NORESCO, Mr. Matsui delivered nearly $500 million in federal Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) and Utility Energy Savings Contract (UESC) projects for various federal agencies. Prior to this, Mr. Matsui spent 15 years with the U.S. Navy’s ESPC team, planning, developing, and executing comprehensive energy programs. He led the Navy’s ESPC team in facilitating the award of approximately 20 Navy and Marine Corps ESPC delivery orders worldwide and managed the ongoing support of over 20 delivery orders during the performance phase of the contracts.

Mr. Matsui graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Pacific. Additionally, he has also been awarded: Member of Navy Region Southwest Energy Program Group awards for the U.S. Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management, Secretary of the Navy Energy Excellence Award, Energy User News Award for Best Retrofit Project, and additional recognitions from the U.S. Secretary of Energy, the San Diego Regional Energy Office, and the San Diego Business Journal.  

About Southland Energy

As a division of Southland Industries, Southland Energy is a comprehensive energy and Infrastructure firm with roots in one of the nation’s leading MEP building systems firms. With the ability to self-perform work using its distinctive design-build-operate-maintain expertise, Southland Energy works with customers to reduce energy and operational costs and renew infrastructure. Using creative financing options, Southland Energy’s energy professionals deliver guaranteed performance-based solutions that improve our customer’s bottom line. 

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2021 Maryland Association of Counties (MACo)

Event | Ocean City, MD

August 18–21, 2021

Southland Energy is attending the 2021 Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Summer Conference. At this in-person event, MACo and county leaders will explore their role in COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery, including strategic planning, evolving service delivery, emergency communications, advancing technologies, and fiscal obstacles.

Senior Account Executives, Karen Galindo-White and Stephanie Bridgeforth, will be at booth 300, diving deep into the Southland difference and sharing more about how Southland can help Maryland be more resilient, responsive, and ready to address unique facility challenges.

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