The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named The Home Depot as a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Sustained Excellence, for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through promotion of energy-efficient products.
The Home Depot is receiving the recognition for engaging every aspect of its retail business, from increasing its Energy Star product assortment to marketing and promotions, to building consumer awareness of and demand for the program. Through the sale of Energy Star products in 2013, The Home Depot helped their customers save nearly $770 million in annual utility costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 4.7 million metric tons, according to the retailer.
Energy Star award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the program. The Home Depot’s accomplishments will be recognized at the Energy Star’s annual awards in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014.