Funding projects that benefit the environment
Green Bonds are standard bonds with green features, designed to support projects that have beneficial impacts on the environment compared to business as usual. In June 2015, Digital Realty became the first data centre REIT to issue a green bond. In January and March 2019, Digital Realty issued its second green bond for aggregate gross proceeds of €1.08 billion Euro, the data centre industry's first Euro-denominated green bond.
The offerings consisted of €1.08 billion of Euro-denominated 2.500% Guaranteed Notes due 2026 (“Euro Notes”). The net proceeds from these Euro Notes will be allocated towards Eligible Green Projects, including the development and redevelopment of such projects. Additional information for our 2019 Euro-denominated green bond can be found in the 2019 Green Bond Allocation Statement.
Additional information about our efforts can be found in our ESG report.
Total 2019 Green Bond Allocation: €1,079,841,500¹
Proceeds from the 2019 green bond were allocated to support the development of six sustainable projects that have received certification in accordance with LEED or BREEAM sustainable rating standards. Proceeds were also allocated to renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Additional information can be found in the 2019 Green Bond Allocation Statement.
|De President Business Park, Hoofddorp, Netherlands||BREEAM Very Good|
|3205 Alfred Street, Santa Clara, CA, USA||LEED Gold|
|21745 Sir Timothy Dr, Ashburn, VA, USA||LEED Gold|
|9377 W Grand Ave, Franklin Park, IL, USA||LEED Silver|
|2299 Busse Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL, USA||LEED Silver|
|2220 De La Cruz Blvd Phase 3, Santa Clara, CA, USA||LEED Silver|
Renewable Purchase Agreements, Texas and Illinois, USA
Energy Efficiency Upgrades, Various Locations, USA
¹ Net proceeds from issuance of 2.500% Guaranteed Notes due 2026, issued on January 16, 2019 (net proceeds of €849.6 million) and March 6, 2019 (net proceeds of €230.2 million).
Total 2015 Green Bond Allocation: $493,055,000²
Proceeds from the 2015 green bond were used to support the development of nine sustainable projects located in four countries that have received certification in accordance with LEED, BREEAM, or CEEDA sustainable rating standards. Additional information can be found in the 2015 Green Bond Use of Proceeds Statement.
|3825 NW Aloclek Pl, Hillsboro, OR, USA||LEED Gold|
|43830 Devin Shafron Dr Bldg F, Ashburn, VA, USA||LEED Silver|
|Unit 1, Power Avenue, Manor Royal, Crawley, Surrey, UK||BREEAM Excellent|
|7500 Metro Centre Dr, Austin, TX, USA||CEEDA Gold|
|900 Quality Way, Richardson, TX, USA||LEED Silver|
|1-11 Templar Rd, Sydney, Australia||LEED Gold|
|98 Radnor Dr, Melbourne, Australia||LEED Silver|
|Grange Castle, Nangor Rd, Dublin, Ireland||BREEAM Excellent|
|43940 Digital Loudoun Plaza, Bldg G, Ashburn, VA, USA||LEED Silver|
² Net proceeds from issuance of 3.950% Notes due 2022.