The Home Depot was gracious enough to allow me to attend the GreenBuild Expo, Atlanta. They consider it to be “a dark horse of sustainability.”
In 2018 alone, more than 11 million more than 11 million gross square feet of space achieved LEED certification in the State of Georgia. Now, Atlanta not only has its own strategy for sustainability but was the 2019 site for Greenbuild International Conference & Expo 2019.
However here is a reality for The Home Depot. Since 2000, The Home Depot has shipped 3.2B eco products. Their energy savings from those products equals 2.43B kWh of energy and CO2 emissions reduced by 151M tons.
So with Atlanta’s goal of powering the city with 100 percent clean energy by 2035 is ambitious. But can be done. Also the businesses and developers in the city (which is expected to grow from 6M to 8M people by 2040) are up for the challenge.
To help that effort along, more than 10K sustainability professionals converged to see Barack Obama speak and also exchange in Greenbuild 2019. Where people share ideas, inspiration, and new solutions.