Carbon Emissions

Our Commitment to Composting and Sustainability

In Puget Sound, Washington, associates are turning trash into something customers can use. Flowers, soil, and other retired organic items are being composted instead of thrown away.  For over a decade, more than 20 stores have been partnering with local environmental solutions company Cedar Grove to dispose of their organic waste. Cedar Grove turns these materials into compost that’s sold in local Home Depot stores.  “Prior to our partnership with Cedar Grove, compostable …
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Carbon Emissions

Our Commitment to Composting and Sustainability

In the Puget Sound area, The Home Depot stores are helping reduce methane by composting organic materials such as landscaping debris, woodchips, untreated lumber, soils, plants and sods. Composting allows these materials to decompose with oxygen present, thereby preventing the creation of methane. What makes this a circularity story? These materials are turned into compost that’s …
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Carbon Emissions

ENERGY STAR Day is October 26th

At The Home Depot, we estimate our customers’ purchases of ENERGY STAR® products in 2020 helped reduce annual electricity use by 7.5 billion kilowatt-hours, saving over $1 billion on energy costs and lowering carbon emissions by over 5 million metric tons. To make energy-saving products even more accessible to all, we offered over $358 million …
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Carbon Emissions

ENERGY STAR Day is October 26th

Save Today. Save Tomorrow. Save for Good. The Home Depot estimates that our customers’ purchases of ENERGY STAR® products helped reduce annual electricity use by 7.5 billion kilowatt-hours in 2020. To understand just how big an impact that is, consider that it amounts to a savings of over $1 billion on energy costs and lowering …
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Engineered Floors is Changing the Carpet Industry with PureColor® Technology

Engineered Floors is one of the manufacturers behind the Home Decorators Collection of indoor carpets for The Home Depot. Their PureColor® carpets are made with solution-dyed polyester fibers. If you’ve seen the term “SD Polyester” while shopping for carpet, you’ve probably seen an Engineered Floors’ product. While the name sounds simple, this carpet material represents …
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Carbon Emissions

Mohawk’s Petproof Carpet Fights Stains with Reduced Carbon Emissions

The positive and negative impacts of our actions can be measured in handprints and footprints. If a footprint is how one measures their negative impact on the environment, a handprint can represent the constructive things one does to benefit the environment. The team at Mohawk Industries believes in pursuing positive actions as well as minimizing …
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Carbon Emissions

Mohawk’s Petproof Carpet Fights Stains with Reduced Carbon Emissions

In the realm of sustainability, the positive and negative impacts of our actions are measured in handprints and footprints. While a footprint measures one’s environmental impact, a handprint represents the many ways one benefits the environment. Mohawk believes in actively pursuing handprints in addition to minimizing their footprint, which is why they prioritize manufacturing products …
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Carbon Emissions

Rule Your Attic to Save Energy and Stay Comfortable

One of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to seal and insulate your home. It’s simple, really. When you minimize leaks, you minimize waste and use less energy. This, in turn, saves you money by providing relief to your heating and cooling systems. It also helps your home stay warm in the …
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