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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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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