Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Kohl’s Department Stores has opened 12 new stores. The new stores are located in 10 states, including Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington. Of the 12 new locations, 11 are small-format stores with approximately 64,000 sq. ft. or less of retail space. In addition, nine of the new stores were built according to a prototype that received LEED certification at the Gold level from the U.S. Green Building Council. Currently, the company operates 1,146 stores in 49 states.