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:
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.
Connect Way, Manor Royal (Crawley Unit 2), London, England, UK
11 Jurong Close, Jurong, Singapore
BCA Green Mark Excellent
44274 Round Table Plaza, Ashburn, VA, USA
21744 Sir Timothy Drive, Ashburn, VA, USA
44751 Round Table Plaza, Ashburn, VA, USA
Renewable Purchase Agreements, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, USA
Energy Efficiency Upgrades, USA, UK
* 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.
|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
Energy Efficiency Upgrades, Various Locations, USA
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.
|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.