News

Jul
25

HVAC’s Role in Net-Zero Buildings

Article | ACHR News 
Heating and cooling systems are key players in net-zero-energy building projects. Net-zero-energy buildings (NZEBs) employ the latest materials, technologies, practices, and controls in order to not only minimize energy use, but also produce as much or more energy than the building consumes.

 
Jul
15

Energy Code Advancements for Power Systems

Article | Consulting Specifing Engineer (July 2016)
Current code adoption trends indicate more code requirements geared toward power systems in the near future. A key driver of the trend to increase code requirements can be attributed to the pursuit of special energy-sustainability certificated.

Jul
15

Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center Underway

Article | Medical Construction & Design Magazine (July 2016)
Replacement and redesign of the central utility plant is underway at the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new plant will be built remotely for the 451,000-square-foot facility and will include a 1,000-ton chiller plant with pumps and cooling towers.

Jul
13

Union Village: Conditions of Satisfaction

Article | Healthcare Design Magazine (July 2016)
In any project, conditions of satisfaction are critical component of the contract because they provide an unchanging definition of success. When a project lacks this, the contract can mean different things to different people, or even different things to the same person at a different time.

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Jun
21

Southland Industries Awarded Purple Line Addition to Washington DC Metro System

Dulles, VA
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy service solutions, was recently awarded the Purple Line addition to Washington DC’s metropolitan transportation system. In addition to Southland, the design-build team working for owner Maryland Transit Administration consists of M.C. Dean and Hensel Phelps.

Jun
06

12 Ways to Improve your Revit Plumbing Template

Article | Plumbing Engineer (June 2016)
This year marks a decade since Autodesk expanded its Revit platform to include MEP disciplines. At the time, Revit was already a viable and user-friendly design tool for architects, but many plumbing engineers quickly realized that the transition to Revit MEP, and ultimately the lead from CAD to BIM, would prove to be a challenge.

May
17

Anthony Roner Appointed Vice President of Southland Energy

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.

May
02

Leveraging Facilities to Generate Operational Savings

Article | CFMA (May/June 2016)
Many businesses are often challenged with how to deal with their aging facilities and infrastructure. Simultaneously, reducing overall operating costs often conflicts with a facility’s maintenance needs. As a facility matures and equipment begins to falter, the need for repair or replacement can increase overall maintenance costs.

Apr
20

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

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.

Apr
18

14 Aspects to Consider in Equipment Selection

Article | CSE Magazine (April 2016)
Mechanical engineering is a science relatively unchanged over the past 50 years. Conversely, equipment selection for a mechanical engineer is as much an art as a science of technology. Today, refinements to manufacturing, increasingly advanced controls, and changing end-user needs determine both the science of technology and the roster of equipment for selection. 

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