CASBO 2021 Annual Conference & California School Business Expo

Event | Virtual 

April 7–8, 2021 

Southland Energy is exhibiting at the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO)Annual Conference & California School Business Expo. This virtual, two-day event offers professional development sessions and opportunities for networking and mentorship. Southland Energy’s experts will be sharing information and insight about planning for successful energy projects, addressing infrastructure and modernization goals, and more. 

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Southland Energy to Perform Design-Build Energy Retrofits in Partnership with PG&E for Coalinga State Hospital

Coalinga, CA 

January 15, 2021 — Following a successful Investment Grade Audit in 2020, Southland Energy was selected to perform design-build energy retrofits in partnership with PG&E for Coalinga State Hospital in Coalinga, California. 

Southland Energy will upgrade the facility infrastructure, improve the quality of the work environment, optimize the building automation, and enhance the reliability and maintainability of critical heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems through the implementation of multiple energy conservation measures. 

Slated for completion in September 2021, this project will produce an annual cost savings of approximately $1.2 million, significantly reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and modernize aging infrastructure. 

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to improve the conditions of the hospital for patients, staff, and visitors,” said Anthony Roner, Vice President of Southland Energy. “We look forward to working with PG&E to deliver this important project.”

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. 

Media Contact

Dan Navarrete 

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

703.834.5570

dnavarrete@southlandind.com

Addressing Military Treatment Facility and Sustainment and Resilience Needs through Energy Savings Performance Contracts

The Big Room

The sustainment, restoration, and modernization (SRM) of Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) is paramount for the upcoming transition to one system managed by the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Thomas “T.W.” Williams of Southland Energy explains how this transition and critical funding challenges can be solved through third party financing Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) or Utility Energy Services Contracts (UESCs). 

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The Big Room Talks: Healthcare

 Virtual Event 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020| 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST

Southland Energy and other industry experts are coming together to share insight and ignite action at The Big Room Talks: Healthcare forum. This virtual event is designed to promote thoughtful discussion, answers questions, and share more on key talk topics that impact the healthcare industry including megatrends, energy efficiency, financing, sustainable solutions, COVID-19, and more. 

With more opportunity than ever, Southland Energy and other industry experts are talking big ideas in a collaborative virtual space for discovery, learning, and networking.  

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The Big Room Talks: Water/Wastewater

Virtual Event

Monday, November 16, 2020| 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST

Southland Energy and other industry experts are coming together to share insight and ignite action at The Big Room Talks: Water/Wastewater forum. 

This virtual event is designed to promote thoughtful discussion, answers questions, and share more on key talk topics that impact the water/wastewater industry including megatrends, project financing, microgrids, energy and water nexus, sustainable solutions, and more.

With more opportunity than ever, Southland Energy and other industry experts are talking big ideas in a collaborative virtual space for discovery, learning, and networking.  

To learn more, click here.

Fort Riley Awarded Secretary of the Army, Energy Efficiency Project of the Year Award

Fort Riley, KS | Southland Energy

Oct. 21, 2020 — U.S. Army Fort Riley announced it has been awarded Secretary of the Army, Energy Efficiency Project of the Year Award for the first phase of a multi-phased Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC). The first phase incorporated energy conservation measures from 14 technology categories in over 280 facilities on the installation. This ESPC is unique as it is the first Army ESPC to incorporate the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Risk Management Framework (RMF) process to achieve an Authority to Operate (ATO) for the Fort Riley Energy Management Control System (EMCS).

Southland Energy and Fort Riley collaborated and built a strong relationship to develop and implement a comprehensive program to achieve efficiency across the entire base. This program included incorporating measures such as: central plant upgrades and expansion, retro-commissioning, lighting (including Marshall Army Airfield), water measures, and upgrades to and expansion of the EMCS. The accredited EMCS has greatly enhanced the ability for Fort Riley to monitor and adjust facility operations from their command center, resulting in greater efficiency and sustainability. Overall, the project energy savings totaled an astounding 128,999,949,575 BTUs and a cost savings of $2.7 million. 

The implementation of a large and complex ESPC in three phases with over $70 million in capital improvements will move Southland Energy further towards the goal of being the industry leader in providing resilient, life-cycle energy solutions. With the ESPC, Southland Energy enhanced Fort Riley’s ability to accomplish critical missions, while making a positive impact for service members. 

“Southland Energy is proud to support Fort Riley in their efforts to reduce operating costs, improve infrastructure and resiliency, and to achieve their energy and water conservation goals,” said Nello Tortora, Director of Energy, Southland Energy “This project significantly improves the facilities that support the soldiers and mission of the 1st Infantry Division. In addition to the positive results of the first ESPC on Fort Riley, we recently completed a Phase 2 ESPC, which further reduces operating costs and improves infrastructure. We look forward to continuing the collaboration and partnership we have with Fort Riley, the Army Corps of Engineers and all stakeholders in this ESPC.” 

Southland Energy Selected as Member of Qualified Energy Audit Firms List by the Oregon Department of Energy

Portland, OR

September 25, 2020 — Southland Energy recently announced that it has been selected as a member of the Qualified Energy Audit Firms List by the Oregon Department of Energy and is now able to perform energy audits through the Oregon Department of Energy for public K–12 schools. 

In Oregon, school districts are encouraged to ensure that any energy audit firm selected to complete work is qualified to perform the requested, specific audit services in order for the school district to be eligible for reimbursement through allocated funds. As a qualified ESCO, Southland Energy is able to perform work in partnership with local Southland companies, TCM and Envise, providing energy audit services for Oregon schools.  

“This is an exciting opportunity for Southland Energy and our other Southland Companies, TCM and Envise, to support the energy needs of the public schools in Oregon. The goal is to reduce energy usage and save money all the while improving the work environment where the students can thrive,” said Dan Heichelbech, President of TCM. 

Southland Energy is a member of the Qualified Energy Audit Firm List until October 31, 2022. For all Oregon-related, state projects, please contact Trevor Marugg, Senior Account Consultant, at tmarugg@enviseco.com or 503.488.1780.  

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.

About Envise

As a building management systems integrator, Envise unites analytics, building automation, and equipment lifecycle management. Resulting in higher building performance, the organization’s integrated, data-driven approach helps improve facilities throughout the building lifecycle. Helping to manage both facilities and budgets, the knowledgeable experts at Envise form long-term, collaborative partnerships to meet customers’ goals and deliver customized building solutions.

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. 

Media Contact

Dan Navarrete 

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

703.834.5570

dnavarrete@southlandind.com

Smart Buildings Expert Panel

Virtual Course 

Monday, October 5–Thursday, December 31

Southland Energy’s Eric Nyenhuis, PE, Director of Engineering and Development, is participating in the CFE EDUSmart Buildings Expert Panel. This virtual course consists of a roundtable of subject matter experts sharing their expertise and insight regarding best practices for specifying smart buildings and the integrated systems within them. The panel will also answer questions about various techniques and tools in different building types.

To learn more, click here.

Southland Energy Selected as Member of ESCO Qualified Pool List for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

San Diego, CA

August 24, 2020 – Southland Energy recently announced that it has been selected as a preferred Energy Services Company (ESCO) and is now a member of the ESCO Qualified Pool list for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

Formally recognized as an organization that has all the necessary capabilities including project and quality management, engineering, design, and construction, Southland Energy will have the opportunity to provide services to assist the CDCR in the implementation and execution of energy efficiency projects at CDCR institutions statewide and help achieve their goal of capitalizing on energy efficiency opportunities through retrofits using performance contracts.

With 34 facilities that include kitchens, dormitories, indoor and outdoor lighting, and more, Southland Energy has the opportunity to be selected for potential energy efficiency projects, work with the CDCR to identify and assess possible energy efficiency measures, and perform Investment Grade Audits (IGAs) for awarded projects.

Southland Energy is a member of the ESCO Qualified Pool list for the CDCR through August 2022.