Kohls North Dartmouth
One of Kohl’s biggest achievements is in its use of renewable energy. The department store chain is the largest single retail host of solar electricity in North America. As a member of the EPA Energy Star Program, Kohl’s measures the energy performance of its stores, scoring them on a 1 to 100 scale. Stores with a score of 75 or more are eligible for the Energy Star label. Commercial buildings with the Energy Star label use about 35 percent less energy and emit one-third less carbon. By the end of 2010, 500 Kohl’s stores were Energy Star labeled and the company was named the 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year for Energy Management by the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). With over 125 Installs, Kohls is a leader in green retailing.