Why Now Is the Time to Utilize ARP Funding to Invest in Your City’s Future

With the recently approved American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, Roxanne Fong, Director of Utility Programs at Southland Energy, breaks down how this historic number of funds for local governments can be used to invest in infrastructure through water, wastewater, broadband, and energy projects.


Taking Shape: The Evolution of AB 841 to CalSHAPE

Article | The Big Room

Ahead of application deadlines, Dominic Cardenas, Senior Account Executive at Southland Energy, shares the latest updates to CalSHAPE, California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program. Previously known as California Assembly Bill 841, the CalSHAPE program provides HVAC upgrade opportunities for K–12 districts.


Construction Professional vs. Construction Worker

Henry Nutt III, Preconstruction Executive at Southland Industries, is a passionate advocate working to transform the construction industry by effectively utilizing Lean construction tools and executing work efficiency with minimal waste.


Specifying HVAC systems in manufacturing, warehouse buildings

Article | Consulting-Specifying Engineer  (CSE)

In an MEP roundtable, Mike Morder, PE, CPD, Design Engineer II, Southland Industries, explains warehouse, manufacturing, and logistics facilities need engineering experts to specify various HVAC and plumbing systems. Morder discusses recent projects in which specialty piping, plumbing, and other systems were specified and the challenges the team faced when designing for water use.


Conversations about Energy: Reopening Buildings Series

Southland Energy’s Bright Abdelmasih, Energy Engineer, and Tom Barentson, Business Development Manager, dive deep into the steps required to reopen buildings such as schools while minimizing overall risk.


Microgrids: A Modern Solution for America’s 100-Year-Old Utility Monopoly

Technology has been evolving for years and is now revolutionizing the energy sector. 


Energy Program Leads to Fort Riley Energy Efficiency Award

The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley used a U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville acquisition tool, which resulted in the installation receiving the Army’s Energy Efficiency 2020 Project of the Year Award. 


Marking Black History Month: Black Contributions to Construction Celebrated

“The narrative is that it’s all about hard work, but I think it needs to be about opportunity and creating space for people as well,” said Henry Nutt, Southland Industries. 


Increasing Adoption of Energy Performance Contracts

Article | The Military Engineer

The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley, Kan., was awarded the Army Energy Efficiency 2020 Project of the Year Award for its Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC), completed by Southland Energy. It is the Army’s first ESPC to incorporate the Department of Defense (DOD) Risk Management Framework to achieve an Authority to Operate for the base’s energy management control system. 


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.



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