Harvesters Community Food Network

July 2, 2013


Harvesters Lighting Retrofit Case Study

(Kansas City, MO)



About the Client


Harvesters is a local nonprofit organization that collects and distributes food as the community’s response to hunger. As the areas only food bank, Harvesters warehouse and distribution center occupies approximately 200,000 square feet and operates about 4,000 annual hours.


Harvesters required 50 footcandles horizontally in the office area. In order to supply enough light in between the floor to ceiling racking in the warehouse, footcandles need to be 20 horizontally and 15 vertically. Worldwide Energy removed more than 350 outdated lighting fixtures to create uniform and efficient lighting.



  • Replaced with premium T8 fixtures and reflectors
  • Occupancy sensors installed for added efficiency
  • Maximized financial incentives with two phase project



Cost Savings:

  • More than $83,000 in rebates and incentivesHarvesters-Lighting-Retrofit-After-624x468
  • Annual energy savings of 318,866 kW
  • Annual utility savings of $27,000
  • Projected ROI of 3 years


By Gaylen Davenport

What Our Clients are Saying

  • “Since the installation we cannot say enough great things about [the] company. Not only were installers professional and efficient, but there was no interference with our day to day production during installation. We immediately have noticed a savings in our energy bills.”
    -Justin Kelly, Tompkins Industries Inc.
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  • “Worldwide Energy was very professional through the whole process. They handled everything from start to finish. I would highly recommend Worldwide Energy to anyone looking to improve their lighting and control utility costs. They take care of everything, it’s easy.”
    -Shawn Wakeman, Frank Ancona Honda
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  • “Our project was completed in a timely manner with excellent results. All changes requested were completed and the crew was willing to do whatever it took to make us happy.”
    -Bill Keefer, Westlake Ace Hardware
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  • “After considering several companies, we selected Worldwide Energy to do our lighting retrofit, primarily because their proposal was total turnkey and provided the most complete level of service.”
    -Mike Gonnerman, ROM Corporation
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