CAPRE’s Data Center Round Up for November 15, 2019

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Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center industry for November 15, 2019: Digital Realty Earns Nareit's Data Center Sustainability Award for Third Consecutive Year: Digital Realty has earned the National Association of Real Estate Investments Trusts (Nareit) "Leader in the Light" award for data center sustainability for the third consecutive year. The award honors Nareit member companies that have produced superior, measurable results from the implementation of sustainable business practices. In 2018, Digital Realty added 104 megawatts of renewable energy contracts across its U.S. portfolio, bringing the total executed under long-term contracts to 288 megawatts of renewable energy.  Last year, the company's renewable energy efforts resulted in 533,900 metric tons of avoided carbon emissions, the equivalent of taking 113,000 cars off the road each year, or the electricity needs of more than 93,000 homes per year. In 2019, the company announced an additional 50 megawatts of renewables to support its data centers in Ashburn, VA, and signed a green tariff agreement with Portland General Electric (PGE) which will supply approximately 120,000 megawatt-hours annually to Digital Realty's data center development project in Hillsboro, OR. DC BLOX Announces New Debt Capital from Deutsche Bank:  DC BLOX has raised new debt capital from Deutsche Bank AG. DC BLOX will use the proceeds from the Deutsche Bank term loan to meet customer growth for its existing data centers and to expand business operations. DC BLOX is experiencing…