Carbon Emissions

Home Depot Stores Get Smart to Save Energy

The Home Depot’s aim to use resources efficiently is driven by business demands. But we are proud that the effort we put into reducing our consumption of electricity and water is also good for the planet. Across our U.S. stores, we’ve cut electricity use by 44% since 2010. We far surpassed our goal set a …
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Carbon Emissions

Powering Our Future with Wind and Solar

The Home Depot is seeking ways to reduce our use of the traditional energy grid which generates power through the burning of fossil fuels. We are instead looking to generate some power of our own through rooftop solar systems and our investment in the renewable power grid which supports wind and solar sources. Why it …
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Carbon Emissions

Go Tankless for Hot Water and Energy Savings

In recent years, tankless water heaters have become a popular alternative to traditional models. Also called on-demand or spontaneous water heaters, tankless designs heat water only when needed, which can reduce energy consumption and take up less storage space than water heaters with large tanks. How Tankless Water Heaters Work Tankless water heaters produce hot …
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Water Conservation

Sustainable Forestry Includes Safeguarding Waterways

J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is an integrated forest products company based in New Brunswick, Canada. They produce lumber, pulp, paper, tissue and pellet products. They know that a well-managed, diverse forest is the foundation of success, and part of that effort is maintaining the health of the various waterways within and around their property. Waterways …
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Circularity

Outsmarting Waste: How to Do More to Waste Less

Let’s talk trash. It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about living sustainably, but for most of us, it is an unavoidable part of modern living. While landfill avoidance is an important part of living sustainably, there are many household products that can’t be recycled or reused. So, …
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Circularity

Tool Rental and Repair Delivers the Right Tools for Sustainability

We might be in the business of selling equipment, but sometimes the most sustainable tool isn’t the new one on the shelf. The Home Depot’s tool rental and repair are examples of circularity in operations. Equipment Rental at The Home Depot The Home Depot rents everything from trucks to floor sanders and rototillers. Equipment rental …
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Carbon Emissions

Live vs. Artificial: Which Is the Greenest Christmas Tree?

For those who celebrate Christmas, the holiday season just isn’t complete without a tree. Christmas trees are the centerpiece of holiday festivities and traditions. But if you’re someone who cares about the environment, buying a tree can leave you feeling confused. On the one hand, there are live trees, which are cut and sold at …
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Carbon Emissions

Go LED This Holiday to Save Energy

As the holidays grow near, it’s never too early to start planning ways to be more sustainable this season. An obvious place to start is with the holiday decorations that require energy, namely lighting. Whether you are a modest decorator, or your house lights up the neighborhood, the lights you use can make a difference …
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