EPA Names The Home Depot 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

  EPA Names The Home Depot 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained
                                  Excellence

Company earns award for protecting the environment through promotion of
energy-efficient products

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, April 8, 2014

ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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's accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April
29, 2014.

The Home Depot logo.

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 their customers save
nearly $770 million in annual utility costs and reduced greenhouse gas
emissions by 4.7 million metric tons.

"Our customers are increasingly looking for products that have earned the
ENERGY STAR," said Ron Jarvis, vice president of Environmental, The Home
Depot. "Our partnership with ENERGY STAR allows us to offer our customers high
quality, energy-efficient products that will also save them money on their
energy bills."

Through 2013, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses
have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion
metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

"By providing customers with more energy-efficient choices, The Home Depot is
helping American consumers save energy and money while protecting the
environment," said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe. "ENERGY STAR
products help to reduce harmful carbon pollution that contributes to the
changing climate."

The 2014 Partner of the Year Awards are given to a variety of organizations to
recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through
superior energy efficiency. Award winners are selected from the 16,000
organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

About The Home Depot

The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer,
with 2,263 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto
Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal
2013, The Home Depot had sales of $78.8 billion and earnings of $5.4 billion.
The Company employs more than 300,000 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 ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992
as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and
consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect
the environment for future generations. 16,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR
partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and
buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or
call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

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SOURCE The Home Depot

Website: http://www.homedepot.com
Contact: Katherine Ellison, Corporate Communications, 770-384-3877,
katherine_ellison@homedepot.com or Kristinn Leonhart, ENERGY STAR Brand
Manager (202) 343-9062, leonhart.kristinn@epa.gov
 
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