Kohl's Department Stores, Inc
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. is a specialty department store operating more than 1,100 stores across the United States and receiving Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence recognition. Kohl’s has established a long-term commitment to environmental stewardship by improving energy efficiency. Key 2018 accomplishments include:
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification for 26 additional stores, achieving a 90 percent certification rate across its portfolio.
- Improving its portfolio-wide ENERGY STAR score by more than two percent over the previous year, from 80 to 82 and achieving a 5.4 percent reduction in energy intensity.
- Upgrading lighting fixtures with LEDs at 124 stores, estimated to save 36 million kWh per year, and installing new HVAC technologies at 58 stores.
- Holding an annual re-commissioning summit for employees to identify and discuss low-cost best practices for saving energy in existing equipment.
- Promoting ENERGY STAR to associates and customers through overhead announcements, customer receipts, banner ads on envelopes, screensavers, websites, and internal reports.