Process-Driven Facility Designed to Optimize Office, Fabrication Spaces

Article | Facility Executive

“As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, we were craving high-performance work and fabrication spaces that could serve to enhance our commitment to integrated solutions, our design-build-maintain model, and an environment that serves our most important asset: our people,” said Southland Industries’ vice president and division leader Payman Farrokhyar. “Hendy’s design of our new facility not only delivers on Southland’s business objectives but will help us move our 70-year history of serving MEP industries forward for future generations.”

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2019 PNW Forum

April 11-13, 2019
Seattle, WA
Seattle Marriott Waterfront

Southland Industries’ Lindsey York will be a presenter at the National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) 2019 PNW Forum. An experienced design-build partner, Lindsey will share the lean process of pull planning and how it should be employed for maximum results.

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Southland Energy Breaks Ground on Phase 2 Energy Savings Performance Contract at Fort Riley

Fort Riley, Kansas

Fort Riley, home of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, collaborated with Southland Energy and the U.S Army Engineering and Support Center to develop and implement energy conservation measures to reduce energy consumption and enhance resiliency. The $25 million second phase energy project will upgrade 165 facilities totaling 3.7 million square feet. Improvements include LED lighting (interior and exterior), water fixtures, HVAC, controls, expanding the existing Energy Management Control System (EMCS), infrared heating system upgrades, direct exchange system coil treatment and restoration, building envelope improvements, and retro-commissioning. The upgrade, expansion and implementation of cybersecurity protocols of the EMCS started in Phase 1 will continue in Phase 2. Fort Riley’s EMCS will incorporate enhanced security protocols designed to obtain Department of Defense cybersecurity accreditation. Building on the success of Phase 1, Phase 2 will guarantee annual savings of $1.3 million with a 34 percent reduction in energy use intensity and a 19 percent reduction in water use.

“The Energy Savings Performance Contract with Southland allows Fort Riley to reduce consumption and provide lifecycle cost solutions for thermal systems without any additional costs for the Army,” said Jeff Williamson, Fort Riley Director of Public Works. “Our first phase has already seen a dramatic reduction in energy usage and operational improvements. We are on course to exceed the Army’s energy reduction goals for 2025.”

“This project will improve the quality of life and the environment for 1st Infantry Division soldiers and their families,” said Nello Tortora, Director of Federal Programs at Southland Energy. “Southland is very proud to contribute to that effort, and 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.”

2018 SMOHIT Safety Awards

The Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT) recently recognized Southland Industries’ Jamie Devan (Division Safety Manager, Mid-Atlantic Construction) at its 2018 Safety Awards ceremony in Tempe, Arizona. Devan was one of only six nationwide honorees. Congratulations to him on this outstanding achievement.

The awards recognize outstanding contributions in expanding health and safety programs at the local level for unionized sheet metal workers.

Shining a Light on LEDs and Upgrades

Article | FacilitiesNet

Lighting fixtures built around light emitting diodes (LEDs) continue to revolutionize the lighting industry. They are opening new possibilities for institutional and commercial facilities as new lighting systems are designed and older systems are retrofit at the end of their performance lives, explains Southland Energy’s Eric Nyenhuis.

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2019 VAIS Heads of School Conference

Sunday, January 27, 2019 – Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Charlottesville, VA
The Boar’s Head Resort

Southland Energy is a proud sponsor of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools’ (VAIS) Heads of School Conference. This year’s conference will tackle the real issues facing independent schools across Virginia and the nation, but approach them from a perspective of opportunity and inspiration. From topics of social media to finance, each topic is built to inspire new thinking and rejuvenate participants to feel energized, encouraged and inspired.

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Resilience in HVAC Design

Article | Facility Executive

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is resilient HVAC infrastructure. It requires vision, focus, and collaboration bringing together varied expertise around common goals such as efficiency, reliability, ease of maintenance, and lowest total lifecycle cost, explains Southland Energy’s Eric Nyenhuis.res

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