Southland Recognized by Loudoun County at the Green Business Challenge Gala

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 22:15

Dulles, VA 

Southland’s Mid Atlantic Division was recognized by Loudoun County for their sustainable practices at the first annual Green Business Challenge Gala. The Green Business Challenge was created by Loudoun County to encourage local businesses to adopt green and sustainable practices. Participants contributed to the cause over a period of several months and scoring was compiled in the categories of Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum and by business size based on the number of local employees of Small (0-49), Medium (50-999) and Large (1,000+). Southland’s core business model aligned quite well with the Green Business Challenge which allowed the Mid Atlantic Division to showcase their commitment to innovation in design and overall building efficiency. As a result, Southland achieved the Platinum scoring level and took 2nd place in the Medium sized business category. In addition, Southland also won the Triangle Award for innovation in sustainable practices. With competition like AOL, Verizon, WGL Holdings and the National Conference Center, this was quite an achievement.
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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