Columbus, Ohio -- WD Partners has signed a multi-year contract with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to develop a high-performance Home Depot store in California through the Department of Energy’s Commercial Building Partnership (CBP). CBP projects put cutting-edge building techniques and technologies on the fast-track to wide-spread commercial use.
The team will design and construct an energy-efficient Home Depot prototype store that will require up to 50% less energy than American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Standard 90.1-2007 compliant buildings. The project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
WD Partners has collaborated with The Home Depot for more than eight years to improve the efficiency and performance of their stores, including using other regional programs that incentivize energy such as Austin Energy Green Building and Savings by Design.