Featured: Craig D'Arcy, Director of Energy Management, The Home Depot
Corporate Goal: Cut emissions at stores by 50%
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"Our responsibility is being as creative and innovative as we can be to lower the net rate we pay for the energy we use."
Like many who find themselves in corporate energy management roles, Craig D'Arcy didn't go to college for energy. He studied finance, a career that helped support a family and lifestyle near his hometown of Atlanta, Ga.
It was Craig's desire to cut energy spend and find straightforward answers to complex problems that led him to move into energy management at The Home Depot. Every day he helps the world's largest home improvement retailer – which operates more than 2,200 stores and employs over 400,000 people – find creative ways to lower the overall net rate it pays for energy. And measurably cut emissions in the process.
Craig and his team inspire us by stepping up to help reduce store emissions by 50%.
"My daughter likes to tell people that Daddy controls the lights. It feels great to walk in with the family and know that I'm contributing to what's going on at the store … and know our investments in renewables are creating savings for a purpose."