IGEN EcoPurchase Program

IGEN EcoPurchase

More saving.  More sustainability.

The Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) is pleased to announce the launch of its EcoPurchase program: a partnership with The Home Depot, a supplier partner for U.S. Communities.

The EcoPurchase program helps to connect Illinois community colleges and their partners with procurement opportunities that impact the triple bottom line, by supporting our efforts to increase sustainability, save money, and create resilient communities across the state.

The Home Depot prides itself on being sustainability-minded and is dedicated to making a positive environmental impact. Learn more about The Home Depot’s sustainability efforts and Eco Options Program.

U.S. Communities is a nonprofit purchasing cooperative that delivers cost savings for products and services, and reduces the administrative costs associated with competitive bids for government agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofits nationwide.

IGEN EcoPurchase Program Benefits

Through The Home Depot’s IGEN-specific procurement portal, Illinois community colleges and their partners can register for accounts to participate in the EcoPurchase program and receive the following benefits:

  • Featured products from The Home Depot, including Eco Options, ENERGY STAR®, and WaterSense® labeled products
  • Customizable account setup with specific user credentials for convenient and easy online purchasing and/or in-store purchasing with P.O.
  • Order history and P.O. tracking
  • Direct fulfillment next-day shipments
  • Free delivery
  • Value-added pricing and service
  • Leveraged price discounts

For additional information, view frequently asked questions or an informational webinar.

Please direct questions to IGEN’s Executive Director, Stephen Bell, at or (847) 543-2238.


The procurement portal is live for Illinois community colleges and their partners to register for accounts to participate in the EcoPurchase program. To get started,

Register for an account

If already registered, login to access the procurement portal.


Please note, The Home Depot is still finalizing the list of featured sustainable products for the procurement portal.