When one of the largest and fastest growing retailers in the world launched a new energy-savings initiative, their wide variety of store layouts and existing lighting technologies presented complex challenges. To meet the project’s enormous scale, they turned to WESCO Lighting.

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WESCO Lighting’s wide range of services and solutions allowed it to provide full project management, including store surveys and audits; material stocking and distribution; work scheduling with local store managers; permit application and approval; and sub-contractor management. In addition, a streamlined rebate and proposal process was developed. As a result of the project’s size, WESCO Lighting established dedicated product warehouses and secured additional suppliers to ensure the highest quality of service and uninterrupted supplies.

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Key Highlights:

  • A turn-key solution through WESCO Lighting
  • Upgraded over 5,500 retail stores with a total of over 74 million square feet
  • Achieved a project payback in under 5 years
  • Reduced standard retrofit time by 75% without sacrificing quality, completing most sites within a single visit
  • Reduced energy cost by $35 million
  • Received rebates of over $13 million

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