Carbon Emissions

This Weatherproofing Campaign Has Our Seal of Approval

­­Winter is officially here, and with winter comes low temperatures and high energy bills. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and with the help of the See, Feel, Seal campaign – and a talking seal – you’ll be on your way to saving money, the electrical grid and the planet. How? Through air-sealing. …
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Top Five Tips for Holiday Energy Conservation

The holidays can be a time of great joy and celebration. From the lights to the tree, from the travel to the frosty temperatures, the holidays can also lead to spikes in utility costs and energy consumption. The Home Depot and Eco Actions want you to enjoy the holidays without worrying about your carbon footprint …
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Go LED this Holiday Season to Save Energy and Cut Utility Costs

If you’re looking for a way to make your holidays more sustainable and more affordable, then consider making the switch from incandescent to LED holiday lights this year. Whether you have modest holiday visions, or you like to light up the neighborhood, the lights you use can make a real difference in your carbon footprint …
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Eco Actions Guide to Ecofriendly Holiday Gifts

The holidays are a perfect time to give the gift of green and with a year full of product innovations, there is no shortage of new products to help. With Eco Actions on your side, giving greener is even easier. Whether you’re shopping for the gardener, techie, energy-efficiency expert or do-it-yourselfer, this Ecofriendly Holiday Gift …
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Green Guide: Choosing a Holiday Tree

The Home Depot sells both fresh-cut and artificial trees, and each type of tree has its advantages. Likewise, no matter which you prefer, there are choices you can make that reduce the carbon footprint associated with your holiday tree. In fact, one of the most critical decisions you can make is not which tree you …
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Seal and Insulate Your Home to Save Energy and Lower Utility Bills

Most of us assume that heating and cooling homes is the work of our HVAC system. But an HVAC system works in tandem with a home’s insulation and envelope, which include the outer walls, windows, doors and other openings. When air leaks through a home’s envelope or is compromised due to under-insulation, HVAC systems must …
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How to Choose a Smart Thermostat

For many homeowners, the go-to method for saving energy and reducing home heating and cooling costs is the programmable thermostat. But there’s a much better way: Meet the smart thermostat. Much more than a timer, these devices are Wi-Fi-enabled and include the latest smart technology, giving them the ability to save energy in a variety …
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ENERGY STAR Products Help You Save on Household Expenses and Emissions

Recently, The Home Depot was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy for our ongoing partnership with ENERGY STAR. For over a decade, The Home Depot has worked to promote energy efficiency at home through the use of ENERGY STAR-certified products. “We exceeded our multi-year goal to help …
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