Kohls Department Stores, Inc.
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. (Kohl’s) is a specialty department store operating more than 1,100 stores across 49 states. The company has been an ENERGY STAR® partner since 1998. Kohl’s is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for dedication to reducing energy use and for communicating its energy and environment initiatives to associates and consumers. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Achieving ENERGY STAR certification for 1,013 stores, an 88 percent certification rate and the highest percentage of certified properties among retailers.
- Using customer receipts, overhead announcements, banner ads, screen savers, and its website to educate customers about the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified stores.
- Reducing the average source energy intensity of buildings from 117.5 to 110.9 kilo British thermal units per square foot.
- Completing LED retrofit lighting projects at 130 stores, optimizing building automation system programming at 629 locations, and retrofiting over 1,900 exterior wallpacks.