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Green Bonds

Funding projects that benefit the environment

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 centre REIT to issue a green bond. In January and March 2019, Digital Realty issued its second green bond for aggregate gross proceeds of €1.08 billion Euro, the data centre industry's first Euro-denominated green bond.

The offerings consisted of €1.08 billion of Euro-denominated 2.500% Guaranteed Notes due 2026 (“Euro Notes”). The net proceeds from these Euro Notes will be allocated towards Eligible Green Projects, including the development and redevelopment of such projects. Additional information for our 2019 Euro-denominated green bond can be found in the 2019 Green Bond Allocation Statement.

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


Total 2019 Green Bond Allocation: €1,079,841,500¹

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: $493,055,000²

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 Centre 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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