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.