Digital Realty & Sustainability

Global goals evolving to fight climate change and the industry impacts

Now headquartered in Austin, Texas, Digital Realty supports the data center, colocation and interconnection strategies of more than 4,000 firms via secure, network-rich data centers. Throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia, clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from cloud and information technology services, communications and social networking to financial services, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and consumer products. As of the end of 2020, Digital Realty’s portfolio consisted of 291 data centers. Digital Realty has made an industry-leading commitment to sustainability and environmental performance. Both in 2020 and 2021, the company’s stewardship was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy with the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award. Digital Realty became the first—and still only—data center company to be honored, specifically for its focus on driving sustainable design and operations on PlatformDIGITAL® (first-of-its-kind global data center platform for scaling business transformation and the digital workplace).

William Stein, CEO, Digital Realty

Furthermore, 31 Digital Realty facilities, representing 70 percent of Digital Realty’s US footprint by capacity, have received ENERGY STAR certification. Compared to industry-average data centers, Digital Realty’s ENERGY STAR-certified facilities reduce emissions by 678,000 metric tons of CO2 per year and save 959,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy, enough to power approximately 115,000 average US homes.

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