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. 

About Southland Energy

As a division of Southland Industries, Southland Energy is a comprehensive energy services firm with roots in one of the nation’s leading MEP building systems firms. With the ability to self-perform energy services work through its distinctive design-build-operate-maintain expertise, Southland Energy works with customers to increase efficiency, reduce utility consumption, and lower overall energy costs. Using various creative financing options, Southland Energy’s certified energy professionals deliver guaranteed performance-based solutions that sustainably improve each facility’s bottom line.

About Southland

Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building performance. Advocating a design-build-maintain model, Southland specializes in the design, construction, and service of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, automation and controls systems, as well as comprehensive energy services needs. Offering standalone services as well as integrated solutions, Southland’s in-house experts remain connected, sharing knowledge and information in order to produce the results that have earned Southland its unmatched reputation as one of the top design-builders in the nation. As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland continues to pave the way as an industry leader in sustainability and energy efficiency so as to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained. For information, please visit

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