Home Depot named EPA Energy Star partner of the year

Atlanta -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named The Home Depot as a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through promotion of energy-efficient products. The Home Depot, an Energy Star partner since 2001, will be honored for its leadership in its long-term commitment to energy efficiency through promotion of energy-efficient products that earn the Energy Star, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency.

The Home Depot is receiving the Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence 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 Energy Star. Through the sale of Energy Star products in 2013, The Home Depot helped its customers save nearly $770 million in annual utility costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 4.7 million metric tons.

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