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Increasing Asset Value through Sustainability

Digital Realty has developed a thorough understanding of how to build resource-efficient and environmentally responsible data centres. Customers rely on us to help them achieve their sustainability goals.

Certifying new construction projects and major renovations is a hallmark of a best-in-class global real estate development business. Sustainable buildings have been shown to deliver increased asset value and lower operating costs as well as significant environmental benefits. Green building certifications are a tool we use to demonstrate to communities, customers, investors, and other stakeholders that our data centre development activity is undertaken responsibly to minimise unwanted impacts on the environment. Digital Realty has a goal to certify major new developments and renovations in accordance with recognized green building rating standards.

We have successfully completed sustainable building projects throughout our global portfolio, including many that have been certified to the highest levels.

Since 2007, we have certified more than 12.9 million square feet and more than half of our green building certified projects have received Gold or Platinum-equivalent ratings. In 2021, we surpassed 1 GW-IT of green building certifications.

In a growing number of markets, certification is becoming an expected feature for project approval by local authorities. Our data centres are designed to require fewer construction materials to construct while delivering industry-leading PUE (power usage effectiveness) levels-resulting in a smaller carbon footprint when compared to similar data centres.

Additional information about our efforts can be found in our ESG report.

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Awards and Recognition

Our sustainability efforts continue to gain global attention. After all, reducing client operating costs while increasing the number of sustainable, energy-efficient data centres benefits both our customers and the environment.

Our efforts have been recognised by the following organisations.

  • Award for Data Centres | 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

  • EPA Partner of the Year | 2020, 2021, 2022

  • Green Lease Leaders Award | 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022

  • Top 100 EPA Green Power Partnership

  • FTSE4Good Index Series

  • America’s Most Just Companies, Top 100

  • EcoVadis Sustainability Rating, Gold 2021

  • Carbon Champion Award, Marseille River Cooling Project

  • GRESB, 1st in Technology/Sciences sector

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