Southland Industries Receives 2012 Green Business Challenge Award

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 20:45

Dulles, VA  

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest design-build mechanical contracting firms, was recently presented with a 2012 Green Business Challenge award from the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. Through ongoing efforts to be green, Southland qualified for the 2012 Loudoun County Green Business Challenge's Platinum level in the Tenant/Leased category.
Loudoun County honored businesses, big and small, for their achievements in environmental sustainability at the third annual Loudoun Green Gala yesterday evening. Yvonne Smith, Rick Ellison, Cara Pond, Brandi Roberts, and Zandee Calma of Southland's Mid-Atlantic Division accepted the award on behalf of Southland. All are members of the company's Green Team, a group of dedicated individuals that encourage practices of conservation and sustainability at Southland.
"Southland is a leader in the green building movement," stated Mid-Atlantic Division Leader Mike Miller. "By participating in the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge, we are increasing awareness amongst employees and promoting environmental stewardship for the health and safety of our people and their families." Mr. Miller continued.
"We were recognized through the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge thanks to the efforts of our Green Team and participation by everyone at Southland Industries," commented Facility Security Officer and Document Control Manager Yvonne Smith. "We believe that it is our responsibility to conserve natural resources and support sustainability," Ms. Smith added.
By achieving the highest total points in the Tenant/Leased category for the points-based competition, Southland won the 2012 Platinum Green Business Challenge award. Southland was also recognized as the Platinum winner of the Medium Business Category in 2011 and 2010. In addition, Southland received the Green Business Challenge's Innovation Award for thinking outside the box and pursuing innovation in 2010.
About the Loudoun County Green Business Challenge
The Green Business Challenge is a points-based competition that encourages businesses in Loudoun County to adopt more efficient and sustainable practices. Participants are scored by levels (Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum) and through categories of business size based on the number of local employees, including Small (0-49), Medium (50-999) and Large (1,000+). The program is made possible by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009.

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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