ENERGY STAR Success Story: Kohl’s Department Stores

Learn how, since January 2007, Kohl’s has used EPA’s ENERGY STAR measurement and tracking tool, Portfolio Manager, to benchmark the energy performance for all of its stores. Kohl’s has a longstanding commitment to energy management and estimates that the company prevented nearly $50 million in electricity costs over the last four years through energy efficiency programs which, accounting for rate variations, have translated into an improvement in energy efficiency of more than 20 percent, primarily in stores. Most of these energy savings have resulted from low- and no-cost improvements to store operations and maintenance (O&M) protocols.