Kohl’s Department Stores Recognized with 2013 Energy Star® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

  Kohl’s Department Stores Recognized with 2013 Energy Star® Partner of the
  Year – Sustained Excellence Award

 EPA honors Kohl’s for its long-term commitment to protecting the environment
                through superior energy efficiency initiatives

Business Wire

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- March 26, 2013

Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced it will be recognized by
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a recipient of the 2013
ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the
company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior
energy efficiency initiatives. According to EPA, the 2013 Partner of the Year
– Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations
that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. Award recipients
have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive
goals and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. Award winners are
selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY
STAR program. Kohl’s also received a Sustained Excellence Award in 2012 and
Partner of the Year Awards in 2011 and 2010.

“Kohl’s is honored to be recognized by EPA with a 2013 Sustained Excellence
Award,” said John Worthington, Kohl’s chief administrative officer. “As a
major retailer with stores and corporate facilities nationwide, it is our
responsibility to carefully manage our use of resources and strive to reduce
our carbon footprint. Our partnership with ENERGY STAR has been instrumental
in providing tools to assess the performance of our buildings, set strategy
and develop action plans. Since joining the program in 1998, we have been able
to ENERGY STAR certify nearly two-thirds our stores. This accomplishment
translates to both cost savings and more efficient operations.”

"EPA is recognizing Kohl’s for earning EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award - the
2013 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award,”said Bob Perciasepe,
EPA’s acting administrator. “Kohl’s leads the field with their commitment to
energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save
money and create a healthier environment.”

Kohl’s uses the ENERGY STAR portfolio manager to track energy performance of
all facilities, assess opportunities for enhanced energy performance and
implement best practices. To date, the company has more than 750 ENERGY
STAR-certified locations and constructs all new Kohl’s stores with the intent
to pursue ENERGY STAR’s “Designed to Earn” designation. These stores are
eligible to earn ENERGY STAR certification after maintaining superior energy
performance for one year in operation. According to EPA, on average,
commercial buildings that earn ENERGY STAR certification use 35 percent less
energy and generate one-third less carbon dioxide than similar buildings.

In 2012, Kohl’s furthered its commitment to energy efficiency and the use and
support of renewable energy through initiatives including:

Energy Efficiency

  *Re-Commissioning – Kohl’s improved the energy management of 47 stores that
    were identified through a re-commissioning program that evaluates all
    controls, lighting and temperature equipment to maximize energy
  *Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting – In more than 70 new and remodeled
    Kohl’s stores, the company upgraded to LED accent lighting that has a
    longer lifespan and uses 46 percent less energy than traditional spot
    lighting solutions. Additionally, more than 300 stores received LED
    jewelry showcase lighting.
  *LED Retrofit – More than 600 Kohl’s stores were retrofitted for a screw-in
    LED lamp program that uses existing spot-light fixtures with a lamp that
    has a longer lifespan and lower wattage.
  *Wattage Reduction – Kohl’s rolled out an ambient wattage reduction package
    in more than 200 stores that replaced lighting throughout the store with a
    lower-wattage lamp that saves more than 72,000 kWh of energy per year and
    provides an enhanced merchandise display.
  *Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations – Kohl’s continued to expand its
    EV charging station initiative. Customers may now charge for free while
    they shop at 60 locations across 16 states.
  *Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge – Kohl’s has set a goal
    through the Better Buildings Challenge to reduce its use of energy in more
    than 112 million square feet of occupied building space by at least 20
    percent by 2020.

Renewable Energy

  *Solar Power –  The company expanded its solar program by installing panels
    at 16 new locations and activating its largest array of solar panels at
    its million-square-foot, e-commerce distribution center in Maryland. To
    date, Kohl’s has more than 130 solar locations in 12 states, including
    Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New
    Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and is one of
    the largest single hosts of solar electricity production in North America.
  *Renewable Energy Credits – Kohl’s purchased more than 1.5 billion kWh of
    green power, enough to offset more than 100 percent of the company’s
    purchased electricity use for the third consecutive year. The company
    ranks first in retail and second overall on EPA’s quarterly rankings of
    top green power purchasers.

Additional information about Kohl’s energy initiatives and environmental
strategies is available at www.KohlsGreenScene.com. Kohl’s comprehensive
environmental program, Advancing Environmental Solutions, is part of the
Kohl’s Cares® philanthropic platform, committed to making communities happier,
healthier, greener places to live and work. Additional information about
Kohl’s Cares is available at www.Kohls.com/Cares. For more information on the
ENERGY STAR program, visit www.energystar.gov.

About Kohl’s

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused,
value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced,
exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home
products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to
environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates1,155stores in 49 states. In
support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than$231million
for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause
merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and
information, or for the added convenience of shopping online,
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ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992
as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and
consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect
the environment for future generations. Nearly 20,000 organizations are ENERGY
STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes,
and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit
www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).


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