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 Energy selected as preferred contractor at Fort Knox

Article | Contractor Magazine (May 21, 2014)

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. Read the full article here.