- LEED Certified
Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement specialty center, is an outspoken supporter of sustainable building practices. In 2012, Home Depot launched an initiative to help homeowners recognize which products they could choose for their homes that would help make those homes sustainable. But the retailer has been pursuing green building practices for years.
In 2008, Home Depot was ready to add another center to its total of more than 70 distribution centers throughout North America. The company wanted an environmentally friendly, sustainable facility. They had chosen a greenfield site, so they sought out a builder with experience in warehouse construction, LEED certification, and greenfield transformation. They sought out Big-D Construction.
The Home Depot facility achieved LEED Certified (just below Silver) status. It included a 12,000 square-foot office, truck docks, and truck dock levelers. The surrounding site required extensive work, including utilities and paving, as well as off-site upgrades to accommodate the new facility, such as widening roads, utility extensions, and traffic signals. The end result was a sustainable facility that met Home Depot’s goals and will last for many years to come.