Meeting energy-saving targets for the rest of 2014

Article | American City & County (September 26, 2014)

Federal and state budgets will continue to be significantly challenged in 2014 to fund building efficiency and other initiatives to meet energy reduction and renewable energy goals. There has been a significant push by federal and some state governments to pursue third party-financed alternatives for funding energy efficiency projects through Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) and other alternative financing methods.

The federal government has been motivated by the active engagement of the executive branch, most recently in the form of a Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge in 2011, which challenged federal agencies to enter into $2 billion worth of performance-based contracts within two years. Federal agencies have executed over $800 million in ESPC projects, and have developed a pipeline of nearly $2.3 billion. Read the full article here.

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.

Cogeneration Plants for On-site Energy Distribution

Article | HPAC Engineering (February 7, 2014)

by Seth Pearce | Southland Industries

The United States’ infrastructure for power transmission and distribution is aging and, in many places, has difficulty meeting the demands placed on it. Local utility companies produce power on a large scale at a distance from sources of usage, with as much as 25 percent of the energy lost during delivery. Using the same natural resources, cogeneration plants eliminate those losses and function in excess of three times more efficiently than local utility companies. Read the full article here.

Energy Management’s Role in Commercial HVAC Projects

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Article | Contracting Business (April 2, 2013)

by Terry McIver | Contracting Business

As energy grids are maxed out and building owners want lower maintenance costs, it’s up to building designers, engineers, and HVAC contractors to provide solutions from start to finish, and beyond.

Energy management. Everyone in HVACR circles is talking about it, thinking about how to apply new methods to their service and installation offerings, or practicing it, to the mutual benefit of contractor and building owners. Energy managment strategies have become impossible to ignore. As energy grids are stretched to their limits, and building owners demand lower maintenance costs, it’s up to building designers, engineers, and HVAC contractors to provide start-to-finish solutions.