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Green Bonds

Funding projects that benefit the environment

Digital Realty is a leading issuer of green bonds in the data center industry. 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 center REIT to issue a green bond and in January 2019, Digital Realty issued the data center industry’s first Euro-denominated green bond. We continue to pursue green bonds to expand our ability to access capital to cost-effectively fund the growth of our business through sustainable projects.

Digital Realty’s Green Bond Framework is aligned with:

  • Green Bond Principles
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • GRESB Green Bond Guidelines

Our green bond issuances:

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Download Green Bond Framework >

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

January 2020 Green Bonds Allocation: €1,389,800,500*

Proceeds from the January 2020 green bonds were allocated to support the development of five sustainable projects that have received certification in accordance with LEED, BREEAM or BCA Green Mark sustainable rating standards. Proceeds were also allocated to renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

January 2020 Green Bond Allocation Statement for Notes due 2025 >

January 2020 Green Bond Allocation Statement for Notes due 2030 >

Project/LocationCertification

Connect Way, Manor Royal (Crawley Unit 2), London, England, UK

BREEAM Excellent

11 Jurong Close, Jurong, Singapore

BCA Green Mark Excellent

44274 Round Table Plaza, Ashburn, VA, USA

LEED Gold

21744 Sir Timothy Drive, Ashburn, VA, USA

LEED Gold

44751 Round Table Plaza, Ashburn, VA, USA

LEED Silver

Renewable Purchase Agreements, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, USA

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades, USA, UK

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* Net proceeds from issuance of 0.625% Guaranteed Notes due 2025 (net proceeds of €645,755,500) and issuance of 1.500% Guaranteed Notes due 2030 (net proceeds of €744,045,000 issued on January 17, 2020).

Total 2019 Green Bond Allocation: €1,079,841,500*

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.

Project/Location Certification
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

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades, Various Locations, USA

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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: $493,055,000*

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.

Project/Location Certification
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 Center 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.

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