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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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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ASSOCIATION FOR CORPORATE GROWTH (ACG) PRESENTS: HOW MANY BAY AREA MIDDLE MARKET COMPANIES ARE PREPARING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

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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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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2021 Energy Exchange

Virtual Event

August 2–6, 2021  

Southland Energy is hosting a booth at the 2021 Energy Exchange, a virtual training event featuring exhibitor booths and live sessions from industry leaders that cover topics regarding the present and future of efficient, resilient, secure, and sustainable energy and water solutions.  

Southland Energy’s experts are also participating in live sessions:  

The Future High Energy Intensity Facility: Data Centers, Hospitals, and Labs  

Monday, August 2, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. |Live Session 

Nello Tortora, Director, Federal Programs | Session Lead  

High energy intensity facilities such as data centers, hospitals, and laboratories are facing new and emerging challenges to be resilient, efficient, sustainable and secure. The velocity of data growth in combination with today’s cloud-centric environment is driving the development of new and retrofitted data centers seemingly every day. Hospitals and Labs consume many times more energy than an average office building, and while increasing energy efficiency is key to reducing cost and emissions, these facilities must address the future of patient care and research and development. Panelists from government and private sectors will share their perspective on the future of these facility trends and infrastructure.

Efficient, Sustainable, and Resilient DoD Installations  

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. | Live Session  

Nello Tortora, Director, Federal Programs | Session Lead/Moderator  

Mark Vilchuck, Senior Project Developer | Panelist/Speaker  

This session will provide information to installation and campus energy managers about the interrelationship between energy efficiency, sustainability and resiliency with examples of “how to” implement the findings of plans and readiness exercises. A panel of experts will describe their experiences with how, after being armed with the results of resilience planning and readiness exercises, can use these plans to operationalize your resilience strategy. This session will focus on strategies which enable transitioning from IEP Vision to Energy Security Reality using proven technology and viable commercial structures. Panelists will present processes, challenges, and best practices learned from actual projects implemented to address resilience, efficiency, and greenhouse gas reduction.

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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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League of California Public Works Institute

Monday, March 15, 2021- 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM PST, Wednesday, March 17, 2021- 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM PST, Friday, March 19, 2021- 9:30 AM- 1:15 PM PST

Join the League of California Cities and Southland Energy for three days of educational content and networking. Now, more than ever, the opportunity for city officials to learn from and network with each other provides invaluable support. The virtual conference offers education on the latest developments in public works, leadership, managing transportation, infrastructure, water, waste programs, and more.

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LEVERAGING ENERGY SAVINGS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES

Tuesday, February 8, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM EST

Presented in partnership with Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF), Southland Energy’s Director of Energy Services Maureen McDonald will discuss infrastructure upgrades that facility owners and operators can invest in that will allow them to preserve capital dollars, reduce lifecycle costs, and decrease risks In the midst of the pandemic.

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CASBO SAN DIEGO-IMPERIAL SECTION 2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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

CASBO San Diego-Imperial Section will be leading their virtual conference, “Together Towards Tomorrow!” which will be addressing multiple topics on of which will be the importance of and how to leverage Assembly Bill (AB) 841 to safely reopen California schools. Southland’s Dominic Cardenas, Account Executive, Senior, Tom Barentson, Business Development, and Maureen McDonald, Director of Energy Services will be discussing the challenges schools are facing In order to provide a safe learning environment In the wake of COVID-19.

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