The Home Depot’s commitment to promoting water efficiency recognized with 2017 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award

ATLANTA, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized The Home Depot®, with a 2017 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award for its commitment to promoting the value of water efficiency to its customers, encouraging innovation within its vendors and supplier base, and for decreasing water use within its operational footprint.

EPA’s Sustained Excellence Award is the organization’s highest honor for water conservation and this is the third consecutive win for The Home Depot. The company’s goal is to save consumers 250 billion gallons of water by 2020 through the sale and proper use of WaterSense certified products.

  • The Home Depot’s annual sales of WaterSense products saved customers 76 billion gallons of water; equal to $643 million in avoided water utility costs.
  • In stores, all new bathroom vanity faucets, showerheads and toilets are WaterSense labeled.
  • The company has captured more than 72.5 million gallons of rainwater, enough to fill 1.4 million standard bathtubs, from reclamation tanks in its garden centers.

“The Home Depot is committed to water conservation and efficiency in both the products we sell and in our store operations,” said Ron Jarvis, vice president of environmental. “The WaterSense label and partner recognition enables us to educate consumers on the value of water and the positive impacts they can make in their homes on a daily basis.”

“Since 2006, utilities, manufacturers, retailers, builders, communities, states, and other organizations have voluntarily supported WaterSense program’s efforts to protect and preserve our nation’s water supply for future generations,” said WaterSense Program Manager Veronica Blette. “By saving water together, these award winners and all of our partners help consumers and businesses realize the environmental and economic benefits of water efficiency.”

The Home Depot now offers over 7,000 WaterSense labeled fixtures and appliances in its stores and online; an increase of more than 2,000 products year-over-year.

Take a behind the scenes look at WaterSense Partner TOTO, USA’s commitment to water conservation in action, here: https://corporate.homedepot.com/newsroom/watersense-toto-sustainability

For more information about WaterSense, visit www.epa.gov/watersense.

About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,282 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2016, The Home Depot had sales of $94.6 billion and earnings of $8.0 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

About WaterSense®
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering consumers and businesses simple ways to use less water with water-efficient products, homes, and services.

For more information, contact:

Aaron Bastian
Corporate Communications Manager
770-384-2892
Aaron_bastian@homedepot.com

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The Home Depot® announces new consumer energy and GHG reduction goals for 2020

ATLANTA, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — In its effort to help reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the more than 2,000 communities where it operates, The Home Depot® has announced new consumer energy and GHG reduction goals for 2020.

Anchored by the use of ENERGY STAR certified products, the consumer-driven goals include a commitment to source and provide innovative products that, through proper use, will help to:

  • Reduce North American consumers’ electricity costs by more than $2.8 billion by 2020
  • Reduce North American consumers’ greenhouse gas emissions by 20 million metric tons by 2020

The Home Depot has earned the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Retail Partner of the Year award for the tenth consecutive year, as well as EPA’s Sustained Excellence distinction, for its continued leadership in offering the latest innovations in energy efficient products.

In 1996, The Home Depot began efforts to influence its suppliers to develop and adopt high efficiency standards for its appliance and lighting products. As a result, Home Depot customers have realized hundreds of millions of dollars in utility cost savings over the past decade.

“We recognize the positive impact ENERGY STAR certified products have in consumer homes each day and will continue to work with our supplier partners to bring the best environmental innovations to our stores each year,” said Ron Jarvis, vice president of environmental for The Home Depot.

In addition to the new consumer energy goals, the company’s existing 2020 energy goals include reducing store energy use by an additional 20 percent below 2010 consumption levels and the procurement of 135 MW (megawatts) of electricity from a combination of onsite fuel cells and solar installs, as well as offsite solar and wind developments.

The company promotes ongoing consumer and associate-based education programs that have helped to increase awareness of ENERGY STAR certified products and their environmental and financial benefits. Consumer tips for saving energy are available at the company’s digital newsroom at: http://corporate.homedepot.com/newsroom/lower-energy-bill-spring.

As a part of the company’s sustainability strategy, merchants and suppliers place a priority on products that feature reduced environmental impacts. The company reviews the collective impact of those products annually for sustainable forestry practices, energy and emissions reduction, material reduction, water savings, and chemical use reduction.

The Home Depot offers more than 20,000 ENERGY STAR products in stores and online.

To learn more about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit http://www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,281 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2016, The Home Depot had sales of $94.6 billion and earnings of $8.0 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

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EPA recognized The Home Depot® with 2016 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award

ATLANTA, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, with a 2016 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award for its commitment to promoting the value of water efficiency to its customers, encouraging innovation within its vendors and supplier base, and for decreasing water use within its operational footprint.

EPA’s Sustained Excellence Award is the organization’s highest honor for water conservation and this is the second consecutive win for The Home Depot.

• The Home Depot’s annual sales of WaterSense products saved customers 70.4 billion gallons of water; equal to $593 million in avoided water utility costs.

• In 2016, The Home Depot became the first retailer to require that all new store merchandised showerheads must exceed the current WaterSense specification of 2.5 gallons per minute.

• Last year, The Home Depot worked closely with the State of California and the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute to reduce the flow rates of faucets and to plot transition timing for the industry to achieve even lower flow standards.

“We’re honored to be recognized for our commitment to water conservation,” said Ron Jarvis, vice president of environmental for The Home Depot. “WaterSense is the perfect platform from which we are able to create awareness and educate our customers and others across our business,” added Jarvis.

“Over the past 10 years, communities, states, organizations, manufacturers, retailers, and builders across the country have been working with WaterSense to help Americans save water for future generations,” said Joel Beauvais, EPA Office of Water Deputy Assistant Administrator. “I am pleased to see so many of our WaterSense partners making contributions to build the resilience of communities everywhere by helping people use water more efficiently.”

The Home Depot offers over 5,000 WaterSense labeled fixtures and appliances in its stores and online.

For more information on Home Depot’s Eco Options program, visit http://ecooptions.homedepot.com/.

For more information about WaterSense, visit https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/.

About The Home Depot

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,276 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2015, The Home Depot had sales of $88.5 billion and earnings of $7.0 billion. The Company employs more than 385,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

About WaterSense®
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, homes, and services. Since the program began in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save 1.5 trillion gallons of water and $32.6 billion in water and energy bills.

For more information, contact:
Aaron Bastian
Corporate Communications Manager
770-384-2892
Aaron_bastian@homedepot.com

Source: The Home Depot

EPA recognized The Home Depot® with 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

ATLANTA, 2016-Apr-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award – for its continued leadership in offering the latest innovations in energy efficient products.

In 2015, The Home Depot helped customers save nearly $701.6 million in annual utility costs, equaling a 4 million metric ton decrease in greenhouse gas emissions through the sale of ENERGY STAR certified products. The Home Depot offers more than 17,000 ENERGY STAR products in stores and online.

This is the ninth year the company has been recognized by EPA for its achievements.

In December 2015, The Home Depot also announced that it had exceeded 2015 sustainability goals, achieving a reduction of energy use in its stores by 30 percent over 2004 levels – a savings of more than 8 billion kilowatts over ten years. The original goal set in 2010 was to reduce energy use by 20 percent.

“We’re constantly seeking new and innovative products that are energy efficient, enabling our customers to save in their homes and businesses as we also reduce energy use in our stores,” says Ron Jarvis, vice president of environmental for The Home Depot.

The company also continues to implement a number of sustainability enhancements to its stores each year including Energy Management Systems to control all store lighting and HVACs and a fuel cell program that provides up to 85 percent of the energy that each participating store needs to operate.

For more information on Home Depot’s renewable energy initiatives, visit http://builtfromscratch.homedepot.com.

To learn more about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.

About The Home Depot

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,274 retail stores in all 50 states, theDistrict of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2015, The Home Depot had sales of $88.5 billion and earnings of $7.0 billion. The Company employs more than 385,000 associates. TheHome Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index

About ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked toEPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.

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Aaron Bastian, Corporate Communications Manager, 770-384-2892, Aaron_bastian@homedepot.com

EPA named The Home Depot® 2015 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence award winner

Communications and expanding product assortment lead to third straight recognition for Home Depot

ATLANTA, 2015-10-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named The Home Depot® a 2015 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence award winner. The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, was honored for the third consecutive year for its commitment to water efficiency and education as it continues to help build consumer awareness about WaterSense-certified products in stores and online.

By offering rebates and consumer education through in-store and online channels about WaterSense products and programs, EPA partners like The Home Depot helped consumers save 346 billion gallons of water in 2014 alone.

“With drought being such a prevalent issue in the western half of our nation, educating our associates and customers about water conservation is the right thing to do,” says Ron Jarvis, vice president of environmental for The Home Depot. “We plan to continue helping our customers save water and money as we continue to expand our WaterSense offerings and education.”

With the help of The Home Depot, WaterSense also has helped reduce the amount of energy needed to heat, pump and treat water by 146 billion kilowatt hours, enough energy to supply a year’s worth of power to more than 13.3 million homes.

To learn more about the 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year awards program, please visit www.epa.gov/watersense.

About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,270 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2014, The Home Depot had sales of $83.2 billion and earnings of $6.3 billion. The Company employs more than 370,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

About WaterSense
WaterSense, a partnership program sponsored by EPA, seeks to protect the future of our nation’s water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. Since the program began in 2006, WaterSense has helped consumers save 1.1 trillion gallons of water and $21.7 billion in water and energy bills.

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News Media, Chris Giallanza, 770-384-3365, christopher_giallanza@homedepot.com