Southland’s Northstar Lodge Project Receives LEED Silver Certification

Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 22:30

Union City, CA

The Hyatt Northstar Lodge in Truckee, California was recently certified LEED Silver compliant by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). According to the USGBC, LEED certification is an internationally recognized green building certification system which provides third-party verification that a building is designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across the metrics that matter most such as: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.  In regards to the Northstar project, Southland designed and built the HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems for the 94,000 s.f. condominium time share and fitness center buildings. Due to Southland’s Design-Build project delivery methodology, commencement of critical underground services was made possible while the final phase of the mechanical design was still being completed.  As a result, the Northstar’s mechanical systems were completed within budget and on schedule.

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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