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Digital Realty Earns 2024 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for Fourth Year

March 26, 2024

AUSTIN, Texas, Mar. 26, 2024Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions, today announced that is has received the 2024 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the fourth year, underscoring its commitment to advancing environmental sustainability initiatives.

Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a select group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to energy efficiency and the transition to a clean energy economy. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts have saved more than five trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity over the past 30 years.

“President Biden’s Investing in America agenda creates unprecedented opportunity to build a clean energy economy, and private sector partners through programs like ENERGY STAR are leading the way,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I congratulate this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for their innovation and leadership, in delivering cost-effective energy efficient solutions that create jobs, address climate change, and contribute to a healthier environment for all.”

Digital Realty holds more ENERGY STAR certifications than any other data center provider globally. Last year, the company demonstrated notable progress in its ENERGY STAR certification initiatives across its U.S. managed portfolio. In 2023, Digital Realty certified 32 data centers under the ENERGY STAR label, accounting for 45% of square footage and 64% of total IT capacity, marking a substantial rise from the previous year's figures of 35% and 51%, respectively. This significant growth emphasizes Digital Realty’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives across its operations.

Moreover, Digital Realty has recently further advanced its ENERGY STAR initiatives by achieving the first Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR recognitions for a data center in northern Virginia which, when fully developed, will total 96 megawatts of new, highly efficient IT capacity. This project received recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its energy efficient design, signifying its ability to achieve the ENERGY STAR certification once the data center is constructed and operational.

"We're honored to receive the 2024 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence award for a fourth year, underpinning our ongoing programs dedicated to minimizing environmental impact. This recognition reaffirms our commitment to constantly advancing global sustainability goals,” said Aaron Binkley, Vice President of Sustainability, Digital Realty.

Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2024 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit

Read more about Digital Realty’s 2023 sustainability highlights in its Sustainability Snapshot and ESG report.

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx®) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 25+ countries on six continents. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and X.

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