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.

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.

Department of Energy Selects Southland Energy for Energy Savings Performance Contract

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – 13:30

Dulles, VA

Southland Energy, a division of Southland Industries, was recently awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) by the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program. The contract is awarded to energy services companies (ESCOs) that provide guaranteed cost savings as a result of privately financed energy and water infrastructure improvements to federal facilities, without the need for additional congressional appropriations.  As part of the twenty-two businesses awarded this contract, Southland Energy can implement energy and water efficiency projects for all federal government agencies.

“Southland Energy is honored to be working with the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program to help achieve energy efficiency and security for the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. With Southland Energy’s extensive performance-based energy efficiency experience and Southland Industries’ 68-year history of engineering, construction, service, and energy service solutions, we are well positioned to bring innovation and excellence to the federal government, while saving energy and reducing costs,” stated Vice President of Southland Energy Anthony Roner.

With the ability to contract directly with the federal government, Southland Energy will help government agencies meet their mandated energy reduction and renewable energy goals, as well as enhance existing facility infrastructure, and achieve energy security.

Southland Energy Awarded Union City Energy Efficiency Project

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – 23:15

Union City, CA

Southland Energy, a division of Southland Industries was recently awarded the Union City energy efficiency project in Union City, California. The upgrades are a result of customer Union City’s desire to add solar energy and update the existing building infrastructure to include more efficient mechanical systems.

The design-build performance-based energy project features multiple mixed-use facilities that include fire stations, a senior center, a city hall, a teen center, and a community center. Southland Energy’s scope includes the installation of solar photo-voltaic systems, new HVAC equipment, building analytics, and a new building automation system. Once completed, the project is anticipated to reduce the city’s annual energy costs by 20 percent.

The project’s design phase is currently underway with construction to begin in April 2017. Overall project completion is anticipated for July 2017.

Southland Energy Appoints Director of Business Operations

Thursday, January 26, 2017 – 16:45

San Diego, CA

Southland Energy, a division of Southland Industries, recently appointed Ken Robinson as Director of Business Operations. In this role, Mr. Robinson will oversee the development and execution of a robust business platform, including processes and best practices across the organization’s business development, project development, and project implementation efforts.

With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Robinson is a veteran executive leader and expert developer of energy efficiency, transmission, generation and natural gas construction projects and related professional technical services. His expertise spans across a wide range of energy-related project types, including energy savings performance contracting, cogeneration, biomass, wind and solar, and natural gas compression.

“Ken brings a wealth of expertise to our team, and I am confident that he will be able to help us foster an environment focused on quality and efficiency. With an ability to execute at a quicker pace and at a higher quality, we will be able to measure the outcome through the increased satisfaction of both our clients and employees,” stated Anthony Roner, Vice President of Southland Energy.

Prior to joining Southland Energy, Mr. Robinson held several executive titles and managerial positions at prominent energy services firms in North America.

Southland Energy Awarded Randolph-Macon Academy Campus Energy Upgrade

Monday, October 24, 2016 – 22:45

Dulles, VA

Southland Energy, a division of Southland Industries, was recently awarded a series of upgrades and replacements for the Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, Virginia. As a project awarded under VirginiaSAVES, a new program designed to reduce the cost of qualified energy efficiency projects and provide low- or no-cost long term financing, the project is completely self-funding and aims to reduce the school’s carbon footprint by 35 percent.

Spanning 300,000 square feet, Randolph-Macon Academy is a co-educational, college prep day and boarding school for students in grades six through twelve. Southland Energy will be redesigning and replacing aging and inefficient systems and equipment for classrooms, dorms, offices, worship spaces, meeting rooms, and athletic facilities. The project scope includes lighting, controls, boilers, chillers, pumps, motors, and HVAC equipment and will improve the learning environment for all students.

The project’s design phase is currently underway and construction is expected to begin in November 2016. Overall project completion is anticipated for October 2017.

Anthony Roner Appointed Vice President of Southland Energy

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 – 16:15

San Diego, CA

Southland Energy, a division of Southland Industries, recently appointed Anthony Roner as Vice President. In his new role, Mr. Roner will be responsible for overseeing Southland’s energy business unit by focusing on the strategic implementation of Southland’s energy services within core markets as well as on a national scale.

“Anthony’s leadership skills and expertise in energy efficiency, building automation, and analytics will position him for success in the industry. By consulting with customers, I know he will not only meet, but exceed, their energy requirements,” stated Executive Vice President Joe Cvetas.

With over 20 years of experience in the energy services and building automation industry, Mr. Roner’s expertise ranges from building optimization, retro-commissioning, and demand management to leading high performance teams on a national level. With a track record for successfully implementing complex design-build energy retrofit projects, he has worked with a vast number of clients to optimize building operations and improve overall building efficiency through measurable solutions.

Mr. Roner earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from San Diego State University, and previously served as a regional leader for building systems integrator, Envise. He continues to participate in many industry organizations, such as the ASHRAE and the Association of Energy Engineers.

George Washington University Anticipates Utility Costs Savings of 40 Percent through Partnership with Southland Energy

Thursday, April 7, 2016 – 16:45

Dulles, VA

The George Washington University recently awarded a performance-based design-build project at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia to Southland Energy.

The university’s partnership with Southland Energy began with a detailed audit of the campus. Working with George Washington University’s facilities support team, Southland collaboratively developed the project’s scope of work during a series of workshops. Southland will support demand response, complete lighting retrofits, and mechanical and building automation energy conservation measures.

Focusing on the school’s objective to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, Southland Energy will enhance the overall energy efficiency of the campus to help meet their goal of 40 percent energy reduction by 2025. In addition to saving energy and operating costs, this comprehensive program will also improve comfort for students and teachers and is expected to pay for itself in approximately 11 years.

Southland Energy Awarded Comprehensive Energy and Water Saving Upgrades at St. Anne’s-Belfield School

Friday, April 8, 2016 – 16:00

Dulles, VA

Southland Energy, a division of Southland Industries, has been awarded a series of upgrades and replacements at St. Anne’s – Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia. As the first project awarded under VirginiaSAVES, a new program designed to reduce the cost of qualified energy efficiency projects and provide low- or no-cost long term financing, the project is completely self-funding and aims to reduce the school’s carbon footprint by 28 percent.

Spanning two campuses, St. Anne’s – Belfield is a leading co-educational independent day school serving students from pre-school through twelfth grade, with a boarding program in grades nine through twelve. Southland Energy will be replacing aging and inefficient systems and equipment for dorms, classrooms, offices, and athletic facilities. The project scope includes boiler, chiller, and fan coil unit replacements, controls upgrades and integration, lighting upgrades, as well as the addition of high efficiency pumps, motors, and variable frequency drives.

The project is currently underway and anticipates completion in June of 2016.

US Army Corps of Engineers Selects Southland Energy for ESPC III Contract

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – 22:45

Dulles, VA

Southland Energy, a division of Southland Industries, was recently awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) by the US Army Corps of Engineers. As part of a list of thirteen large businesses and one small business awarded this contract, Southland Energy will now be able to implement energy and water efficiency projects for the US Army and other Department of Defense agencies.

With the ability to contract directly with the federal government, Southland Energy will be able to help the government meet the Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge through the expanded use of performance based contracts, as well as achieve mandated energy reduction goals in accordance with the National Energy Conservation Policy Act.

“Southland Energy is honored to be working with the US Army Corps of Engineers ESPC III Program to help achieve energy efficiency for the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. With Southland Energy’s extensive innovative performance based energy efficiency projects, we are well poised to bring innovation to the federal government, while saving energy and reducing costs,” stated Vice President of Southland Energy Natasha Shah.