48 Kohlís stores given green building designation

Special to The Freeman

June 10, 2014

MENOMONEE FALLS Ė Kohlís Corp. has received green-building certification in 48 of its stores, bringing its grand total to 432 LEED-certified locations.

Five of the stores given green designation were in Wisconsin, the company said. Menomonee Falls, Grafton, Kenosha, Muskego and Wausau were awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Building designation.

The Menomonee Falls-based retailer said 37 percent of Kohlís 1,160 stores are now LEED certified. Kohlís LEED-certified stores have features such as Energy Star certification, commitment to green power, waste recycling and participation in green cleaning and sustainable purchasing practices.

Kohlís is a specialty department store with locations in 49 states.