The Home Depot said in September it will implement energy-saving measures in all of its U.S. stores in light of the government's call to conserve energy after Hurricane Katrina. Measures include reducing the use of ceiling lights in stores equipped with skylights and cutting back illumination of lighting displays by five hours each day. The company says these actions alone will save about 15 million kilowatt hours each month, enough to power 17,400 homes for a month. The company has a similar program in place in its 123 Canadian stores.

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