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June Feature Client: Centrinex

Centrinex, a call center in Lenexa, KS, recently had Worldwide Energy install a lighting control system to allow them to monitor and control lighting in their facility. The lighting control system allows Centrinex to monitor lighting based on what spaces are being used by employees and what are not. They can also control lighting switches remotely from a desk.

Centrinex is expected to save more than $18,000 a year and reduce 149,507 kWh annually.

By Gaylen Davenport

Feature Client: the Neenan Company

Each month, Worldwide Energy features a client that we have worked with to showcase not only our portfolio, but also our client’s business.


The Neenan Company is a Kansas City wholesale plumbing supply store. They are a family-owned business with nine branch offices located in Missouri and Kansas. In the last couple of years, the company has updated their lighting systems for their buildings.

Neenan has completed several lighting projects with Worldwide Energy. One lighting project was at their Blue Valley facility. The exterior of the building had inefficient lighting, and was not well lit. The exterior flood and mercury vapor fixtures were replaced with state of the art energy-efficient bulbs and ballasts.

Read more about this project in the case study.

Lighting Upgrade Savings:

  • 29,823 annual kWh saved
  • $2,982 annual utility savings
  • $16,000 in rebates & tax incentives

 

Feature Client: The Sygma Network

Each month, Worldwide Energy features a client that we have worked with to showcase not only our portfolio, but also our client’s business.


Project Scope:

The Sygma Network is a food distribution company that provides services to many well-known restaurants. It has 17 distribution centers that deliver more than 150 million cases of product per year, and that includes the distribution center in Kansas City.

The company was looking to add more efficient lighting in their warehouse. Their main concern was providing better lighting so their employees could see paperwork more clearly. Worldwide Energy retrofitted the commercial facility with premium T8 fixtures.

Lighting Upgrade Savings:

  • 300,000 kWh saved
  • Better lighting distribution
  • Annual projected utility savings of more than $23,000

Feature Client: The Raphael Hotel

Each month, Worldwide Energy features a client that we have worked with to showcase not only our portfolio, but also our client’s business.


Project Scope:

The Raphael Hotel is a charming and elegant hotel, located in the heart of Kansas City. Modeled on the finest small European hotels, the Raphael provides luxury accommodations to its many guests.

The project goal was to provide better efficient lighting to the hotel’s parking garage. Worldwide Energy replaced more than 40 metal halides with bright white induction fixtures that will reduce costs, and provide a more even lighting distribution.

Lighting Upgrade Savings:

  • 38,900 kWh saved
  • Even lighting distribution
  • Reduced more than 59,000 pounds of carbon dioxide

Featured Client: Surplus Exchange

Each month, Worldwide Energy features a client that we have worked with to showcase not only our portfolio, but also our client’s business.


Project Scope:

Surplus Exchange is a nonprofit organization that diverts consumer electronics from the waste stream, ensuring that the material is properly recycled in accordance with the Basel Action network, the world’s only organization focused on confronting global environmental injustice of toxic trade.

In 2011, Surplus upgraded their lighting system to reduce more than 17,000 kWh annually. This year, the Surplus Exchange continued their commitment to a better environment by installing a 25 kW solar system. The solar system consists of 100 panels that will produce enough clean energy to power the organization’s facility.

Lighting Upgrade Savings:

  • Offset 51,480 kWh annually
  • Will generate 33,639 kWh annually
  • Reduced energy usage

Feature Client: Mid-America Car

Each month, Worldwide Energy features a client that we have worked with to showcase not only our portfolio, but also our client’s business.


Project Scope:

Mid-America Car provides locomotive and freight car overhaul, maintnenace and wreck repair. The company has several buildings including a service shop, and paint booth with outdated and inefficient lighting fixtures, including T12 bulbs. Goals for the project included reducing energy usage and operating costs, and increasing foot candle readings in all areas.

Worldwide Energy retrofitted the buildings with premium T5 reflectors, plasma fixtures, and LED lamps. Motion sensors were also installed for added savings. Rebates and incentives were filed to offset the investment.

Lighting Upgrade Savings:

  • 242,341 kWh saved
  • Cut demand usage in half
  • Even lighting distribution
  • Reduced 243,862 pounds of carbon dioxide

Feature Client: Beck Tire

Each month, Worldwide Energy features a client that we have worked with to showcase not only our portfolio, but also our client’s business.


Project Scope:

Beck Tire International is a tire shop in Kansas City, MO that was looking to retrofit their outdated lighting. The goals for the new lighting system included increasing the quality of lighting and level of illumination, providing a safer working environment for their employees, and reducing energy consumption, along with reducing utility bill expenses and annual maintenance expenses. Rebates and incentives were filed to offset the investment.

Worldwide Energy replaced several existing metal halides with premium T8 reflector fixtures, which allowed for better and even lighting. We also added motion sensors to control several fixtures for the added convenience of automatic lighting.

Lighting Upgrade Savings:

  • 48,185 kWh
  • Cut demand usage in half
  • Reduced 160,523 pounds of carbon dioxide
  • Equivalent to annual greenhouse emissions from 14 vehicles

Feature Client – Lukas Liquor

Each month, Worldwide Energy features a client that we have worked with to showcase not only our portfolio, but also our client’s business.


Project Scope:

Lukas Liquor had several goals in mind when upgrading their lighting fixtures. They wanted to increase utility and maintenance savings while creating the right light for certain areas, specifically the retail store and wine bar. The retail store had 20’ high ceilings that needed bright lighting illuminations, and softer mood lighting for the wine bar area. Because the store remained open 12 hours per day, the Worldwide Energy crew worked overnight to replace (73) 400w metal halides with T8 wide-body reflector fixtures.

Lighting Upgrade Savings:

  • 74,097,920 kWh
  • Cut demand usage in half
  • Estimated annual savings of $5,927
  • Reduced 156,450 pounds of carbon dioxide
  • Equivalent to annual greenhouse emissions from 14 vehicles

Lukas Liquor

Lukas Liquor Superstore is the “Midwest’s largest merchant of fine wines, spirits, and malt beverages.” It has three stores including one in Overland Park and St. Louis. The superstore in Kansas City, MO features a large retail space, as well as a wine bar.

Click here to visit the Lukas Liquor website.

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