Carbon Emissions

Merchant Q&A: EcoSmart LED Bulbs Offer New Options for Saving Energy

One of the easiest ways to make your home more sustainable is by switching to LED light bulbs. If you’re new to LEDs, you’ve picked a great time to make the switch. LED technology continues to improve and expand so that these energy-efficient bulbs are better, smarter and brighter than ever. That is certainly true …
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The Home Depot Wins 2022 ENERGY STAR Retail Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence

For the 11th time, The Home Depot has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for its partnership with ENERGY STAR. Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. The Home …
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Carbon Emissions

Merchant Q&A: Transitioning to Battery Power for Outdoor Equipment

Will Hudson has been part of The Home Depot team for almost two decades. Today, he is the Senior Merchant for Outdoor Portable Power and Walk Mowers. We’ve invited him to Eco Actions to talk about the transition to battery power that’s happening in the Lawn and Garden department, and what it means for the …
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Carbon Emissions

FAQ: Growing Sustainably at The Home Depot

Chief Sustainability Officer Ron Jarvis has spent two decades driving sustainability improvement at The Home Depot. Some of the frequently asked questions he responds to offer insights into our progress. Q:  How are you reducing carbon emissions related to company operations? A: We have made strides in decreasing emissions across our business. Our U.S. stores …
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Carbon Emissions

Smart Technology Can Make Homes More Efficient, Economical and Environmentally Friendly

A smart home is really an automated home. It lets you connect and program the right smart devices, smart appliances and smart gadgets so they serve your needs. The added benefit of a smart home is that, by learning your needs, it operates more efficiently and saving resources. This is what makes smart homes more …
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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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