Driving Efficiency in Design and Performance through Sustainability
As more enterprises focus on energy efficiency to cut data center costs, more are looking to providers with a solid sustainability strategy who can offer cost-effective, green data center options. For colocation customers, better use of energy delivers lower costs.
Our data centers are designed to require fewer construction materials to construct while delivering industry-leading PUE (power usage effectiveness) levels—resulting in a smaller carbon footprint when compared to similar data centers. Our current standards have delivered data centers with design PUEs as low as 1.12. We utilize water-efficient and free cooling technologies and tap into reclaimed water supplies where available to minimize our use of potable water. We continue to expand our ability to reduce the carbon footprint of our data centers 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.
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Why Customers Choose Digital Realty Data Centers
- 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
Powering the Green Data Center
This planning guide “Powering the Green Data Center” 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 centers.
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.
2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report
Digital Realty seeks to lead the global data center industry in sustainable environmental performance. We are committed to ongoing efforts that benefit the environment and meet the needs of our customers while also strengthening our business.
Leading a More Sustainable Future
Data centers are the central nervous system of the digital economy with sustainability at the heart.
[Video] Renewable Energy Is Key to Sustainable Data Center Solutions
Sr. Director of Sustainability, Aaron Binkley, shares his thoughts on the role data centers play in minimizing our environmental impact.
The Sustainable Data Center: The Path to Business and Environmental Resilience
We brought together other tech and sustainability experts in this virtual roundtable to explore the rise of the sustainable data center and its critical role in today’s new normal.