Randolph Macon

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Randolph-Macon Academy

Self-funding solutions to renew an entire campus…

01 Project Overview

Located 70 miles west of Washington, D.C. in the scenic countryside of Front Royal, Virginia, Randolph-Macon Academy (RMA) is a leading co-educational day and boarding school for students in grades six through 12. Aiming to do more than prepare students for college, the academy focuses on providing student with a solid foundation in knowledge, leadership, and character.

project location

project savings

$ m

project duration

N/A

square footage

N/A

status

COMPLETE

PROBLEM

Many of the building systems across RMA’s 135-acre campus were quickly becoming antiquated, resulting in inadequate cooling and heating, along with excessive water usage.

SOLUTION

Southland Energy began with a detailed energy audit of the RMA campus, which identified inefficient systems and equipment in myriad classrooms, dorms, offices, worship spaces, meeting rooms, and athletic facilities. By teaming with the school’s finance, facilities, and operations staff, Southland Energy then developed and implemented a self-funded, bundled energy and facility renewal program to replace over $1.5 million in end-of-life equipment and increase the school’s energy efficiency. Because the project costs were offset by the energy and operational savings, Southland Energy was able to provide RMA with new cooling, heating and water conservation technology across its entire campus at essentially no cost.

SERVICES PREFORMED:

The Bottom Line

Cost Savings Over Project Life:
$5,500,000

M
kWh/year

Electricity
Savings

%
reduced by

Carbon
Reduction

500 K
gallons/year

Water
Savings

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After the first conversation with Southland, I knew we had made a great find. Everyone we met through the process has proven to be polite, efficient and businesslike – as well as personable.  We highly recommend Southland and will continue to use them!

Kim Alexander
President,
Wellborn Management Co., Inc.

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St. Anne’s Belfield School

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St. Anne’s-Belfield School

Improving the learning environment — and the bottom line…

01 Project Overview

Located near the University of Virginia on 49 scenic acres in Charlottesville, St. Anne’s-Belfield School is a leading co-educational private boarding and day-school serving students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

project location

project savings

$ M

project duration

9 MONTHS

square footage

300,000

status

COMPLETED

PROBLEM

This issues at St. Anne’s-Belfield, like those seen at similar institutions across the country, were all too familiar. Aging infrastructure and inefficient systems were dramatically affecting energy use costs in dorms, classrooms, offices and athletic facilities across both of the school’s campuses. Additionally, water costs were on the rise and identified as another key issue.

SOLUTION

Southland Energy was selected to provide comprehensive energy- and water-saving upgrades for St. Anne’s-Belfield, including seven buildings and 300,000 square feet across two campuses. The project provided replacement of aging and inefficient systems and equipment at both the Belfield and Greenway Rise campuses, including dorms, classrooms, offices, and athletic facilities.

Southland Energy’s scope of work involved lighting upgrades, boiler, chiller, and fan coil unit replacements, controls upgrades and integration, high efficiency pumps, motors, and variable frequency drives. In addition, Southland Energy performed water-saving upgrades, comprised of plumbing fixtures and irrigation.

The project was the first award under VirginiaSAVES, a new program designed to reduce the cost of energy efficiency projects and provide low or no-cost long-term financing. By teaming with the school’s finance and operations staff, Southland developed an all-encompassing solution to reduce cost and address the aging infrastructure. The project is fully self-funding (annual savings exceed debt service costs) and reduces the school’s carbon footprint by 28 percent. Southland is also providing energy education curriculum support to the school’s integrated model.

SERVICES PREFORMED:

The Bottom Line

Cost Savings Over Project Life:
$4,486,805

700
kWh/yr

Electricity Savings

700
metric tons of CO2/yr

Carbon Reduction

20000
therms/yr

Natural Gas Savings

M
gallons/year (in millions)

Water Savings

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We were so excited to work with Southland Energy. The project allowed us to create better learning environments for the kids, with good lighting, appropriate temperature and just an overall improved setting.

Chris Mazzola
Head of the Upper School,
St. Anne’s-Belfield School

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Robins Air Force Base

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Robins Air Force Base

Helping the US Air Force aim high while keeping costs low…

01 Project Overview

Located approximately 100 miles southeast of Atlanta and 18 of Macon, Georgia, Robins Air Force Base is the home of Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, the 78th Air Base Wing, and more than 60 other units that make up a vital part of the Air Force warfighting team. The base is the worldwide manager for a wide range of aircraft, engines, missiles, software and avionics and accessories components, as well as the full life cycle of over 800 systems that are valued at $56.2 billion.  

project location

project savings

N/A

project duration

13 MONTHS

square footage

N/A

status

PHASE ONE

PROBLEM

Robins Air Force Base is part of the Air Force Material Command (AFMC), a key function of which is aircraft maintenance. Part of sustaining a world-class aircraft fleet is insuring the planes are repainted periodically and the painting process is a heavy user of compressed air. Southland Energy determined the client’s existing plants were in dire need of upgrades in order to reduce energy usage and improve the quality, accuracy and reliability of the compressed air supply to over 40 mission critical aircraft maintenance facilities and avoid significant annual outage costs.

SOLUTION

Southland Energy is partnering with serving utility Georgia Power to provide project development, design, build and maintain services to reduce energy consumption, along with the risk of interruption to production caused by the compressed air system. The integrated effort, which is a federal Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC), will implement 10 essential energy conservation measures, including the design, development and maintenance of a new, $23M central compressed air plant (4000 HP), as well the retrofitting of two existing, interconnected plants (5500 HP) with new piping, electrical service, compressors, air dryers, automation packages, air storage systems, and leak repair. The plants will be designed and installed to provide a capacity of 2N and all work will be completed while existing plant service remains 100% operational.

SERVICES PREFORMED:

The Bottom Line

Potential Outage Cost Savings:
$4,000,000/day

20 %
reduced by

Annual Energy
Consumption

40 %
w/ 2N Redundancy

Reliability

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After the first conversation with Southland, I knew we had made a great find. Everyone we met through the process has proven to be polite, efficient and businesslike – as well as personable.  We highly recommend Southland and will continue to use them!

Kim Alexander
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Pomona Unified School District

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Pomona Unified School District

Building better schools and brighter futures…

01 Project Overview

Located approximately 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Pomona Unified School District (PUSD) is composed of 44 schools and educational facilities that serve 30,000 K-12 students and 17,000 adult learners.

project location

project savings

N/A

project duration

13 MONTHS

square footage

2.5 million
(38 sites)

status

ONGOING

PROBLEM

With PUSD having already established a solid relationship with our sister company Envise to address its short-term energy use needs through a maintenance optimization program, Southland Energy was brought into the fold to help strategically address the myriad long-term challenges presented by antiquated infrastructure and mechanical and electrical systems across the district. 

SOLUTION

A joint development effort between Southland Energy and Envise, the initial consulting project included facility condition assessments (FCA) and ASHRAE Level 2 energy audits at 38 PUSD sites. This work (completed in connection with Little Architects and their parallel effort to develop a district master plan) found the district had a $560M infrastructure need, $85M of which was related to mechanical, electrical needs.  

The FCA study and its findings supported a $360M bond request, which was approved by voters in November 2016 will address most of the mechanical, electrical and controls funding requirement. The bond, however, was not enough to cover all of their infrastructure needs, leaving an $85M gap. Fortunately, Southland was able to develop an innovative performance contract solution to help them fill most of that gap. The resulting $73M energy program – more than half of which will be self-executed as a partnership between Southland Energy and Envise — projects a 70% reduction in district energy use through energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. 

SERVICES PREFORMED:

The Bottom Line

25
tons/year

Greenhouse Gas
Reduction

25
tons/year

Greenhouse Gas
Reduction

25
tons/year

Greenhouse Gas
Reduction

25
tons/year

Greenhouse Gas
Reduction

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After the first conversation with Southland, I knew we had made a great find. Everyone we met through the process has proven to be polite, efficient and businesslike – as well as personable.  We highly recommend Southland and will continue to use them!

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Pacific Gas and Electric

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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)

Partnering with one of America’s largest utilities to serve its customers better…

01 Project Overview

Based in San Francisco and incorporated in California in 1905, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. The company serves approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.

project location

project savings

N/A

project duration

13 MONTHS

square footage

N/A

status

ONGOING

PROBLEM

Building on the success of its Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC) program for federal agencies, PG&E has developed the Sustainable Solutions Turnkey (SST) program for non-federal customer segments, including local government, healthcare and educational facilities. Through a sole-source, turnkey process, the program identifies and implements energy efficiency, water conservation and site generation measures. PG&E, however, does not have the internal resources to support these efforts, and has selected Southland as its primary contract partner to perform energy consulting, design, build and finance of energy projects in its northern California utility service territory.

PG&E’s goals for this project are to build stronger more positive customer relationships as well as deliver alternative revenues for the company.

SOLUTION

Chosen for its proven design-build capabilities, strong local presence, and longstanding personal relationships with PG&E, Southland Energy has developed the go-to-market strategies, process, procedures and project implementation resources and tools to act as a division of PG&E to market, sell, design and build these SST projects.

The SST projects provide a wide-ranging energy analysis of the customers’ facility and identify efficiency measures that have appropriate payback periods. The goal is for the customers’ energy savings to be equal to or greater than the financing costs to implement the measures. Without recent legislation allowing for Southland’s turnkey design-build services, each portion of the project would need to be contracted separately with different vendors and, as a result, increase the time, cost and disconnects associated with these efforts.

SERVICES PREFORMED:

The Bottom Line

25
tons/year

Greenhouse Gas
Reduction

25
tons/year

Greenhouse Gas
Reduction

25
tons/year

Greenhouse Gas
Reduction

25
tons/year

Greenhouse Gas
Reduction

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After the first conversation with Southland, I knew we had made a great find. Everyone we met through the process has proven to be polite, efficient and businesslike – as well as personable.  We highly recommend Southland and will continue to use them!

Kim Alexander
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No size fits all.

At Southland, we recognize every client is different. That’s why we tailor our solutions to your unique operational goals.

George Washington University

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George Washington University, VA Science & Tech

Helping one of the nation’s most prominent universities graduate to the next level...

01 Project Overview

Located in Loudoun County, Virginia, George Washington University (GWU), Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) offers more than 20 degrees and certificate programs and 17 research labs, centers, and institutes.

project location

project savings

M

project duration

9 MONTHS

square footage

385,000

status

COMPLETE

PROBLEM

Multiple systems across campus, namely the cooling infrastructure, had reached their end of their life and become increasingly unreliable, creating occupant comfort and myriad cost-control issues. Moreover, the university was stressed for capital and interested in finding grants and rebates to fund any necessary upgrades.

SOLUTION

Southland Energy began with a detailed energy audit of the campus. Southland was then selected to assist the school with improving campus sustainability, as well as achieving carbon net neutrality by 2040 and 40 percent energy reduction by 2025.

The performance-based, paid-from-savings project began with addressing the campus’ antiquated cooling infrastructure across 385,000 square feet. The university’s interest in finding rebates and grants to pay for the system replacements pushed Southland to find five times more than the school had originally thought was available.

Southland redesigned and streamlined the central plant in order to fit the size of the campus best. This resulted in a completely different piping and chiller sequence, which ultimately saved the client 25 percent in energy costs. Southland’s scope also featured the replacement of end-of-life central cooling plant equipment, including two centrifugal chillers and cooling towers, variable frequency drives for air handling units, and high-efficiency lighting and controls upgrades, and demand response.

SERVICES PREFORMED:

The Bottom Line

Cost Savings Over Project Life:
$8,790,000

m
kWh/year (million)

Electricity
Savings

2000 k
metric tons of C02/year

Carbon
Reduction

quotes-01

Southland helped our facilities team make the case to proceed with capital projects that were necessary, but not a priority to executive leadership. By doing so, we’ve been able to cut our building’s energy use and costs by 20-plus percent, turning it into an investment.

Andy Ludwig
Project Manager,
Energy & Environmental Programs, GWU

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