Southland Industries Awarded Los Angeles Community College Upgrade

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 20:00

Garden Grove, CA

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service, and energy service solutions, was recently awarded the Los Angeles City College project. In addition to Southland, the design-build project team includes QDG Architecture, Pankow Builders, Cupertino Electric, and KPFF Engineers. 

Southland’s scope of work includes the addition of a chilled water thermal energy storage (TES) tank and the replacement of existing cooling towers and boilers. The chillers will be replaced with 1,000-ton and 1,500-ton chillers to be used during off-peak periods, while the addition of a 10,000-ton chilled water TES tank will reduce the amount of energy needed to cool the campus.  Southland’s upgrade to the existing plant, will involve renovating the central heating and cooling plant to better meet the needs of the campus. The project’s scope will be implemented without interfering with the campus’ normal business 

The project‘s design phase began in January 2016, while construction is expected to commence in January 2017. Overall project completion is anticipated by July 2018. 

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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