Kohl’s Department Stores: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)24%
Annual (2018)3%
PORTFOLIO ENERGY PERFORMANCE

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Kohl's portfolio consists of more than 1,000 buildings and over 110 million square feet. Since 2008, Kohl's has improved energy performance by 24%, surpassing its goal of 20% by 2020. Energy savings have been achieved through lighting upgrades, integration of Energy Management Systems, and installation of solar photovoltaic systems on more than 160 locations.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE BY PROPERTY

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Kohl's has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 6% at over 830 properties. There are a number of properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI. These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.

IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT

Property-level energy performance metrics, including EUI and percent improvement to date, are critical to track progress over time and identify opportunities for additional energy savings. Kohl's has four prototypes ranging from 35,000 to 92,000 square feet. Areas of opportunity include take-over locations, two story and mall locations, corporate offices, and distribution centers. Within this narrower distribution, there are opportunities to target more energy intensive properties.