Kohl’s Earns 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for Continued Leadership in Energy

  Kohl’s Earns 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence
  Award for Continued Leadership in Energy Efficiency

       More than 70 percent of Kohl’s stores are ENERGY STAR-certified

Business Wire

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- April 29, 2014

Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) will be recognized today by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a recipient of the 2014 ENERGY STAR®
Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued
leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency
initiatives. An EPA ENERGY STAR member since 1998, Kohl’s currently has more
than 860 ENERGY STAR-certified locations, more than 70 percent of Kohl’s
stores nationwide and more than any other U.S. retailer to date. In 2013
alone, 69 Kohl’s stores received ENERGY STAR certification, surpassing the
company’s goal to reach 800 certified locations by 2015. Award winners are
selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR
program.

“Kohl’s is proud to be a leader in energy-efficient practices and set a
positive example in how we design and operate our facilities,” said Ken
Bonning, Kohl’s senior executive vice president. “Not only do energy-efficient
buildings reduce our carbon footprint, investments in features like lighting
upgrades and solar installations make smart business sense. We continuously
challenge ourselves to do more. This award from EPA acknowledges our ongoing
efforts to conserve resources through the use of technology and valuable
partnerships."

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. The company also constructs new 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. In addition to this year’s
award, Kohl’s received a Sustained Excellence Award in 2012 and 2013, as well
as Partner of the Year Awards in 2010 and 2011.

“Kohl’s has earned EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award – the 2014 Partner of the
Year – Sustained Excellence Award – because of their unwavering commitment to
helping consumers become increasingly more energy efficient,” said EPA Deputy
Administrator Bob Perciasepe.

Kohl’s has also set a goal through the Department of Energy Better Buildings
Challenge to reduce its energy use in more than 112 million square feet of
occupied building space by at least 20 percent by 2020.

Kohl’s customers can check to see if their local Kohl’s stores are ENERGY
STAR-certified by looking for the ENERGY STAR decals on the front entrances of
certified stores, or by visiting the map of stores at www.KohlsGreen.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 community commitment and environmental initiatives is
available at www.Kohls.com/Cares and www.KohlsGreen.com. 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 operates1,162 stores in 49 states. In
support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than$257 million
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,
visitwww.Kohls.com,join the discussion on Facebook
(http://www.facebook.com/Kohls) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls)or get
inspired on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/Kohls) and Instagram
(http://instagram.com/Kohls).

About ENERGY STAR

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. 16,000 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).

Contact:

Kohl’s
Bevin Bailis, 262-703-1464
Bevin.Bailis@Kohls.com
or
Jen Johnson, 262-703-5241
Jen.Johnson@Kohls.com
 
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