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Feb
26

How 100 Percent Outside Air Systems Play a Role in Guarding Against Airborne Infectious Diseases

Now, more than ever the state of air and airflow's acute relationship to the spread of airborne disease matters. Designers of healthcare facilities have many challenges to rise to and factors to consider. The life safety of patients and staff should be the primary concern when designing facilities, but initial costs and annual energy consumption cannot be ignored. Utilizing a 100 percent outside air system is an approach that can adequately address some of these challenges and factors while mitigating the potential spread of indoor pathogens through HVAC systems.

 
Feb
25

Preparing to Reopen: Updates & Guidelines to AB 841

Dominic Cardenas, Senior Account Executive of Southland Energy, shares the latest updates to California’s Assembly Bill 841 and what the new updates mean for improvements funding in California K–12 public schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb
16

Conversations about Energy: Energy Resiliency Series

Mark Vilchuck, Senior Project Developer, and Steve Zip, Senior Account Executive, of Southland Energy dive deep into energy resiliency in the Conversations about Energy: Energy Resiliency Series. In this video series, Mark and Steve use their expertise to define what energy resiliency means across different industries, share its true costs, explain how to drive resiliency using third party financing, discuss O&M cost savings, and provide real-life resiliency project examples.

Feb
16

Team to Finish $1.5B Hospital Rebuild Early to Meet COVID-19 Capacity Demands

Article | ENR

As COVID-19 began to impact the health care industry, Kevin Mahoney, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, looked to increase bed capacity on the West Philadelphia campus of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Jan
19

Selecting the Right Partner: A Different Approach to Preventative Maintenance

Article | The Big Room

Jeremy Crowley, Senior Account Consultant of Envise, shares how selecting the right partner when conducting preventative maintenance is key to proactively solving different maintenance issues for overall better results.  

Jan
15

Southland Energy to Perform Design-Build Energy Retrofits in Partnership with PG&E for Coalinga State Hospital

Coalinga, CA 

Jan. 15, 2021 -- Following a successful Investment Grade Audit in 2020, Southland Energy was selected to perform design-build energy retrofits in partnership with PG&E for Coalinga State Hospital in Coalinga, California.

Jan
14

Clearing the Air: Safely Reopening Schools with AB 841

Article | The Big Room

Dominic Cardenas, Senior Account Executive of Southland Energy, explains how California’s Assembly Bill 841 (AB 841) provides opportunities for schools to fund HVAC and plumbing projects in the wake of COVID-19, helping schools plan to safely reopen.

Jan
05

Erin Miller, 20 to Watch: Women in HVAC

Article | Engineered Systems 

Erin Miller, P.E., Design Engineer II, Southland Industries is a proud recipient of 20 to Watch: Women in HVAC from Engineered Systems (ES).

Dec
31

Addressing Military Treatment Facility Sustainment and Resilience Needs through Energy Savings Performance Contracts

Article | The Big Room 

Thomas “T.W” Williams, Business Development Manager of Southland Energy, explains how the sustainment, restoration, and modernization (SRM) of Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) is paramount for the transition to one system managed by the Defense Health Agency (DHA).

Dec
16

Investing in and Growing Small Minority Business

Article | The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia 

Dan Kerr, President of Burns Mechanical, explains how committing to supplier diversity can position the greater Philadelphia region as a place known for investing in and growing small, black, brown, and locally owned businesses.

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