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Digital Realty Earns 2018 Green Lease Leader Recognition

We are honored to have recently been named a 2018 Green Lease Leader by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance. The award,… Read more

June 28, 2018  |  Written by Aaron Binkley, Senior Director, Sustainability

Digital Realty’s San Francisco Facility Now Runs on Green Power

We are proud and excited to share the news that Digital Realty’s largest data center in San Francisco, a 227,000 square-foot, 8.6MW facility at 365 Main Street, now runs on green power supplied by the… Read more

June 14, 2018  |  Written by Aaron Binkley, Senior Director, Sustainability

Earth Day Spotlight: Our Commitment to Sustainability

As we continue to grow as an organization, sustainability remains an important issue that we are deeply committed to. With Earth Day coming up this Sunday, I wanted to take this opportunity to discuss… Read more

April 20, 2018  |  Written by Aaron Binkley, Director, Sustainability

3 Ways to Prioritize Energy Efficiency in the Data Center

Our world is changing all the time, in some ways more dramatically than others. I can’t help but notice that two of those rapidly-changing areas are closely intertwined with our business. The first… Read more

November 2, 2017  |  Written by Aaron Binkley, Director, Sustainability

Datacenter Dynamics Continues to Promote Green Power Use With The Data Center Eco-Sustainability Award

Datacenter Dynamics, one of the leading publications in the data center space, is helping forge the way forward for greener data centers and more sustainable energy use industry-wide. The Data Center… Read more

October 11, 2017  |  Written by Aaron Binkley, Director, Sustainability

Continuing to Contribute to the Green Data Center Market

Traditionally, the data center industry has been one of the biggest consumers of energy. At Digital Realty one of our big goals is changing that perception as well as the reality associated with it,… Read more

August 23, 2017  |  Written by Aaron Binkley, Director, Sustainability

Digital Realty’s 600 West 7th Street Facility Proud to be an LA Green Business

We are proud that Digital Realty’s data center facility located at 600 West 7th St. in Los Angeles has been recognized as an LA Green Business. This means that our facility satisfies various… Read more

August 8, 2017  |  Written by Aaron Binkley, Director, Sustainability

Digital Realty Ranks Sixth on 
EPA’s Top 30 Tech & Telecom List of Green Power Users

As more organizations became more concerned about data centers’ power usage and carbon footprint, the green data center market is expected to reach or exceed $55 billion by 2021, growing an overall… Read more

July 20, 2017  |  Written by Aaron Binkley, Director, Sustainability

Colo Customers Expected to Demand Green Power Going Forward

Renewable energy is one of the most important trends in the cloud and colocation world today. As data center energy use continues to grow around the world, many data center operators are looking to… Read more

May 22, 2017  |  Written by Aaron Binkley, Director, Sustainability

Digital Realty Achieves ‘Better Buildings Challenge’ Energy Reduction Goal

Better Buildings is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative designed to improve our lives by driving leadership in energy innovation. By accelerating investment in responsible technologies and… Read more

May 18, 2017  |  Written by John Dumler, Technical Operations Manager, Energy

Digital Realty Facilities Stay Online During Power Outages In San Francisco & New York

On April 21, 2017, the cities of San Francisco and New York experienced massive power outages that halted morning commutes and disrupted businesses for hours. Both outages were reportedly caused by… Read more

May 4, 2017  |  Written by Joe Sacks, Director, Enterprise Solutions

The Role of Sustainability in the Data Center Space

As Digital Realty’s head of sustainability programs, I sat down with earlier this year at NAREIT’s 2017 Leader in the Light Working Forum in Austin, Texas to discuss sustainability… Read more

April 25, 2017  |  Written by Aaron Binkley, Director, Sustainability

3 Ways Digital Realty Is Taking Steps Towards Sustainability and Being Recognized for It

It’s no myth that data centers are large energy consumers, which is why it is imperative for industry leaders to take steps towards implementing renewable energy practices. At Digital Realty, we are… Read more

December 19, 2016  |  Written by Aaron Binkley, Director of Sustainability

Li-Fi: The new Wi-Fi?

Through the power of LED lighting, it could soon become reality. Light Fidelity (Li-Fi), also known as VLC (Visible Light Communication) is a relatively new way of transmitting data wirelessly.It… Read more

September 2, 2016  |  Written by Dale Green, Marketing Director

Data Centers Driving Energy Efficiency

Although disregarded until recently, energy efficiency is fast becoming targeted as a way to save money in business and in our homes. Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost effective… Read more

June 2, 2016  |  Written by Digital Realty