Hero Green Data Centres

Green Data Centres

Driving Efficiency in Design and Performance through Sustainability

As more enterprises focus on energy efficiency to cut data centre costs, more are looking to providers with a solid sustainability strategy who can offer cost-effective, green data centre options. For colocation customers, better use of energy delivers lower costs.

Our data centres are designed to require fewer construction materials to construct whilst delivering industry-leading PUE (power usage effectiveness) levels-resulting in a smaller carbon footprint when compared to similar data centres. Our current standards have delivered data centres with design PUEs as low as 1.12. We utilise water-efficient and free cooling technologies and tap into reclaimed water supplies where available to minimise our use of potable water. We continue to expand our ability to reduce the carbon footprint of our data centres as they become operational by pairing our facilities with sources of renewable energy.

Since 2009, more than half of our certified projects have received Gold or Platinum-equivalent ratings. These initiatives are shown to deliver increased asset value and lower operating costs for our customers.

Why Customers Choose Digital

Why Customers Choose Digital Realty Data Centres

  • Renewable Energy: 100% Wind Power for U.S. Retail Colo
  • Energy Efficiency: Achieved 20% Energy Efficiency DOE Target Goal
  • Leader in Green Building: More Certified Green Buildings than any other Provider
  • Executed First Green Bond: $493 million net allocated to 9 sustainable projects in 4 countries


65 green building certifications
(8.5 million square feet)
as of January 14, 2020

See our full list of Green Building and Energy Efficiency Certifications

Powering the Green Data Centre

This planning guide "Powering the Green Data Centre" looks at the importance of environmental concerns in the age of heightened corporate responsibility, and identifies the considerations for moving to a clean energy model for data centres.

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Case Study

  • Case Study Highlights

    Working together, we won acceptance for an environmentally significant thermal management solution that delivered energy efficient and water saving performance. That same solution makes great business sense.

    John Peter Valiulis, VP Marketing at Liebert Thermal Management, an Emerson Network Power business
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