Clean Air Excellence Awards
Gregg Cooke Visionary Program Award
In 2009, Kohl's decided to take its energy efficiency strategy to the next level by pursuing three specific energy strategies: renewable energy certificates, solar power installations as a solar host, and lighting upgrades. In 2009, their purchase of 600,990,000 kWh of renewable energy certificates placed Kohl's at the number two position for all of retail and 4th overall in the United States. This purchase "greens" 50% of Kohl's energy used in all locations.
The Gregg Cooke Visionary Program Award recognizes the air quality project or program that most successfully blends aspects from two or more of the existing awards categories (i.e., Clean Air Technology, Community Action, Education/Outreach, Regulatory/Policy Innovations, and Transportation Efficiency Innovations). In addition to the general criteria, the following criteria will be used in assessing each entry:
Gregg Cooke Visionary Program Award Criteria
- The project or program demonstrates environmental excellence in more than one of the five general award categories.