Kohl’s Installs Solar Trees at Customer Service Center

August 5, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

kohls energy manageKohl’s Department Stores’ new customer service operations center in Dallas, which opened July 29, 2014, features solar trees.

The parking lot of the two-building, three-story, 240,000-sq-foot facility has more than 200,000 kWh of solar power from six solar trees manufactured by Envision Solar, says the retailer. The solar trees move with the sun as it crosses the sky during the day and also serve to shade eight parking spots each.

The new customer service center is expected to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for Commercial Interiors, the system for certifying high-performance green tenant spaces, in the coming months. ENERGY STAR certification will be pursued for the facility in 2015.

The US Environmental Protection Agency just recently released its National Top 100 Green Power Users for the second quarter of 2014, and Kohl’s was in the 2nd spot.

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