Digital Realty, a provider of data center and colocation solutions, is offering clients renewable energy certificates (RECs) under its new Clean Start Program.
Digital Realty clients that sign a qualifying new lease will automatically receive RECs commensurate with the electricity they consume during the first year of their lease. This sustainability initiative comes as part of a broader effort by Digital Realty to encourage greener practices in the data center industry.
The global program is available to clients who sign qualified leases with a term of at least 12 months for space in any Digital Realty location on or after January 21, 2015. After the first year of the lease term, clients can choose to pay to continue receiving RECs through the program, or opt out. RECs will be sourced near data center sites wherever feasible.