Energy Performance Rating- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre solutions, has announced its commitment to measure the energy efficiency of its data centres using the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Energy for data centre rating tools. The tools provide a recognised benchmark of performance and a common language to facilitate a clearer understanding of environmental performance across building owners and operators, customers, companies operating in the energy efficiency sector and their stakeholders.
Digital Realty will use the NABERS suite of rating tools to benchmark, monitor and ensure its existing data centres are as energy efficient as possible within the next 18 months.
NABERS ratings are used to measure the performance of a tenancy, the base building or the whole building, including premises that house a data centre.
Digital Realty’s Head of Sales Engineering, Damien Spillane, said: “We believe that the NABERS Energy for data centre rating tools will transform the environmental performance of the data centre industry in Australia. We encourage other data centre providers to join us and commit to rating their energy efficiency, to ensure that the Australian data centre industry is the forerunner in energy performance and sustainability.”
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer-driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost-effective facilities that meet each customer’s unique data center needs. Digital Realty’s customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, health care and consumer products. Digital Realty’s 130 properties, including twelve properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 23.8 million square feet as of September 30, 2013, including 2.8 million square feet of space held for development. Digital Realty’s portfolio is located in 33 markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Additional information about Digital Realty is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty’s website at http://www.digitalrealty.com.