Archive for 2011

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Composting 101: It’s the Green Thing to Do

Kelly Thompson, Associate Manager, Sustainability What do you do now with all the food and yard waste your property produces? A few weeks ago Evan blogged on “When to Compost,” which discussed industrial composting vs. recycling. Today, I’d like to […]

Q&A on the ENERGY STAR® for Buildings Certification Process

Evan Matzen, Manager, Sustainability  In 2010, HD Supply decided to bring our call center in New Braunfels, Texas, through the ENERGY STAR® for Buildings certification program. This certification signifies that our New Braunfels facility performs in the top 25 percent […]

Is Your Business A Green Role Model for Your Customers?

Evan Matzen, Manager, Sustainability     Is Your Business A Green Role Model for Your Customers?  We started our sustainability initiative, ideallygreen, back in 2008. Our goal was to provide more green products and practices to our customers, who were asking […]

How Much Do You Know about Carbon Footprinting?

Evan Matzen, Manager, Sustainability Last week HD Supply Facilities Maintenance completed a carbon footprinting exercise for our business. As a company, we have always been proactive at identifying and executing opportunities that reduce our environmental impact and our costs. We […]

Small Green Upgrades Make a Big Difference

Evan Matzen, Manager, Sustainability   Sometimes purchasing products that help you lead a greener lifestyle do not always make the most environmental or economic sense. For instance, if you have a perfectly functioning 1.6 gallon per flush (GPF) toilet, does […]

Tips To Green Your Trade Show Program – Part 2

Evan Matzen, Manager, Sustainability Last week, I shared a few tips on how you can green your trade show program, whether you are just starting to implement green initiatives or already have a sophisticated green exhibit presence. Today, I’d not […]

Tips To Green Your Trade Show Program – Part 1

Evan Matzen, Manager, Sustainability Trade shows are a great opportunity for businesses to generate leads and build awareness around their products and services. Unfortunately, they are also notorious for the amount of waste they produce. (Are you cringing at the […]

How Much Do You Pay For Your Daily Shower?

Evan Matzen, Manager, Sustainability I am a big proponent of conserving water because I firmly believe it is our most precious and undervalued commodity. Unfortunately, because water is undervalued, a lot of times conserving water doesn’t save a heck of […]