Environmental Efficiency for Improved Customer Value

Sustainability is a key aspect of our approach to meeting the needs of our customers. Our programs enable our properties to more efficiently deliver services and amenities that are expected of best-in-class data center facilities. This, in turn, creates long-term value for our stakeholders.

At Digital Realty, we are committed to sustainably managing our environmental impact and optimizing our use of energy and natural resources. We recognize that it’s our responsibility to create green, energy-efficient data centers that improve environmental performance.

Benefits of Energy-Efficient Data Centers

Have lesser impact on the environment by requiring fewer construction materials to construct while delivering industry-leading PUE

Utilize highly energy-efficient cooling systems that eliminate the use of water for cooling

Deliver increased asset value and lower operating costs



Our sustainability efforts are coordinated across our business to inform our strategy, engage stakeholders, and deliver customer value.


We continue delivering sustainable building projects across our global portfolio, including many already certified to the highest levels.

Energy Conservation

We are investing in our data centers to drive improved efficiency and reduce resource consumption.

Clean Energy

We work with utility companies, project developers, and energy producers to create solutions that meet the clean energy objectives of our clients.


We engage regularly with customers and key stakeholders to understand industry trends and customer priorities around sustainability.

Green Bond

In June 2015, Digital Realty became the first data center REIT to issue a green bond, designed to fund projects that have beneficial impacts on the environment compared to business as usual.

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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