Energy Exchange and the Better Buildings Summit 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – 08:00 to Thursday, August 23, 2018 – 17:00

Huntington Convention Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Southland Energy will be among leaders from the federal, private, education, and state and local government sectors who will convene to accelerate the adoption of energy and water efficiency, integrated resilience, emerging and secure technologies, and replicable renewable energy solutions.

Southland Energy Booth #523

To register or to learn more, click here.

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Join Southland Energy’s own subject matter experts during the following sessions:

Eric Nyenhuis, PE is presenting “Audits II”

Session 8, Thursday 8:30-10:00am 

Track 7: Building Automation Essentials,

Session Description: Proper analysis of energy information and transformation of the energy data into actionable projects are essential to meeting overall energy consumption goals. This session will provide real world examples of audits and how audits are transformed into projects.

Ramin Rezaei is presenting “Energy Modeling”

Session 2, Tuesday 2:00 – 3:30pm

Track 8 Data Literacy

Session Description: The session provides training on basic and advanced modeling techniques for existing buildings using popular tools such as building simulation software, spreadsheet analysis, and computational fluid dynamics.  Additionally, the session will demonstrate the pros and cons of different tools and models and how to apply best practices.

Jason Gladney is presenting “Enterprise Analytics: What Do We Do with the Data Dump?”

Session 7, Wednesday 4:00 – 5:30pm

TRACK 8 Data Literacy

Session Description: This session describes the use of energy and building statistics to understand how energy is used in buildings.  Once energy use is understood at the building level, then data analytic tools can be deployed to understand how energy is used across various campuses and climactic zones to identify the best in class and least efficient buildings.

What is the difference between a microgrid and a smart grid?

Article | InBuilding Magazine

The term “smart grid” is often used as a generic term when discussing how technology is impacting the creation and use of energy, but it’s somewhat vague. Technology affects energy use in many ways and at many levels, and the phrase “smart grid” is not meaningful to most building owners. However, a related concept, the microgrid, is something that owners and property managers should become familiar with. So what do these terms actually mean? Southland Energy’s Ken Robinson explains.

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Leveraging Building Analytics to Optimize Energy Savings Performance Contracts

Article | The Military Engineer

Southland Energy’s Ken Robinson discussed the recent technological advancement of building analytics within the building automation industry and how building analytics can plan an important role in maximizing the benefits of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) in area ranging from project development to savings preservation.

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Southland Energy Appoints Federal Business Development Manager

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – 21:45

Dulles, VA

Southland Energy, a division of Southland Industries, recently appointed Thomas “T.W.” Williams as Federal Business Development Manager. In his new role, Mr. Williams will be responsible for overseeing Southland Energy’s federal business growth strategy on a national scale.

With over 10 years of experience in the energy services industry, Mr. Williams is focused on helping federal customers achieve their energy efficiency, infrastructure and resiliency goals.

“We’re very excited to have T.W. join Southland Energy as he is well respected in our industry—especially by our federal clients.  His experience as an Army officer and his ability to build relationships focused on trust and transparency will promote strong and lasting relationships with our customers,” stated Southland Energy Vice President Anthony Roner.

Before joining Southland Energy, Mr. Williams served 28 years of active duty service in the Army, retiring as a Colonel in 2007. During his distinguished Army career, he served as the Installation Commander at Fort Belvoir; the Director of Operations (G-3) for Army Installation Management Command; the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff Installation Management; and as an Air Defense Artillery officer, commanding assignments from platoon to brigade level.

Mr. Williams is a 1979 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a graduate of the National Defense University. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s of Science in National Security Policy.

Energy Exchange 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – 08:30 to Thursday, August 17, 2017 – 13:00

Tampa Convention Center
Tampa, Florida

Southland Energy will be among technology and project implementation specialists at the Federal Energy Management Program’s Energy Exchange 2017. The event will focus on the challenges and opportunities of energy consumption, sustainability, energy efficiency, and energy security in and across federal agencies.

Southland Energy Booth #413

To register or to learn more, click here.


Southland Energy’s own Nello Tortora will be moderating the panel discussion on “Audits: More than Checking the Box

This panel explores virtual audits, low bid audits, and more extensive energy audits that result in actionable projects. Comparisons among these audit types will be made with examples of successes and failures provided.

Date:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 14:00-15:30

Presenters:
John Avina – Abraxas
Tim Unruh – DOE
Larry Page – United Global Group

Southland Energy Awarded Fort Riley Energy Services Performance Contract

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 10:00

Fort Riley, Kansas

Southland Energy, a division of Southland Industries, was recently awarded an energy services performance contract (ESPC) for Fort Riley near Junction City, Kansas. The first phase of this multi-phase project is expected to provide more than $37 million in facility improvements across 280 buildings.

Spanning 5.4 million square feet, Southland Energy will complete 15 energy conservation measures across the United States Army installation. Southland’s scope consists of expanding and upgrading the central plants and energy management controls, HVAC upgrades, interior, exterior, street, and airfield LED lighting, as well as boiler and water conservation improvements. In addition, Southland will operate and maintain two central plants and perform controls maintenance. The main energy management controls system will be updated with enhanced cybersecurity protocols to earn Department of Defense accreditation.

“We are excited about making significant progress towards our energy and water conservation goals, while improving the quality of life for Big Red One soldiers and their families,” stated Mike Witmer, Chief of Utilities and Energy Branch. “This project will bring much needed infrastructure improvements and increase operational efficiency. This ESPC, which is paid for through energy and operational savings, allows Fort Riley to maximize our Public Works budget without increasing cost to taxpayers,” he continued.

“Southland Energy is proud to support Fort Riley in their efforts to reduce operating costs, improve infrastructure, and to achieve their energy and water conservation goals.  When complete, this project will significantly improve the facilities that support the soldiers and mission of the 1st Infantry Division,” added Southland Energy Vice President Anthony Roner. Serving over 18,000 active duty service members and 24,000 family members, Fort Riley is home to the 1stInfantry Division, one of the longest serving active duty units of the United States Army.

The improvements will be funded through the $2.4 million in annual cost savings that the project is expected to generate. Over a 22-year period, these savings are anticipated to grow to more than $92 million in savings. The project’s design and construction phases are scheduled to begin June 2017.