Server Farm Realty 840 South Canal

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Site: Server Farm Realty 840 South Canal

Company: ServerFarm Realty
Metro: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Region: North America
Address: 840 South Canal, Chicago, IL
Total Building SqFt: 443,446
Total Power: 20.0 Megawatts
PUE: 1.4

Electrical Power

The Chicago site is powered by 12 utility feeds from 4 substations in a redundant configuration. The block redundant architecture is configured so that a single 2 MW catcher buss supports four (4) 2 MW primary busses. Each primary buss has two (2) 1 MW unity power factor UPS systems that are configured in a distributed redundant architecture. Three (3) 500 kVA/kW UPS units make up a single N+1 1 MW UPS system. Power is then distributed to PDUs located on the data hall floor.


A 1,400 Ton water cooled chilled water plant is utilized for heat rejections. Chilled water is fed via dual risers to each IT floor to create a chilled water loop on each floor. The chilled water is fed to CRAH units configured in an N+4 topology located on the data hall floor. A waterside economizer is utilized in the chilled water plant to maximize efficiency throughout the year, yielding an annual PUE of 1.4.

  • Full Redevelopment in 2011
  • 443,446 Square Feet (Gross Building) on 5.2 acres
  • Eight Story Building (Including Lower Level)
  • 15 Carriers Accessible (AT&T, Verizon, AboveNet, 360 Networks, Cogent, CFN, Fiberlink, Level 3/Looking Glass, CenturyLink/Qwest, Zayo, XO, Synesys, Intellifiber, Global Crossing, Paetec)
  • 40MW of Total Electrical Service to Building (12MW Currently in Place)
  • 2-6MW Existing Electrical Utility Services from Medical Center & Jefferson Substations (1-6MW Existing Electrical Utility Maintenance Feed)
  • 4 Additional 6MW Feeds from Taylor Street Substation Being Installed
  • Taylor Street Feeds will come from Newly Constructed Ring Bus (Fed by Separate Substations)
  • 250 lbs per Square Foot Floor Loading
  • Generator Enclosure Housing 20 2MW Generators
  • 134,000 Square Feet of Raised Floor Data Center
  • Highly-Flexible Design - 4 6,000 - 7,500 SF Suites per Floor (1,000kW Critical Load Each)
  • 20 MW Data Center Critical Load
  • Projected PUE Lower Than 1.4


840 South Canal, Chicago, IL

SITES within 15 miles of Server Farm Realty 840 South Canal

Distance Site name SqFt MW
0.0 miles zColo Chicago (840 S Canal) 23,000 2.00
0.15 miles TierPoint Chicago 25,000 2.00
0.15 miles First Communications Chicago
0.24 miles Ascent Chicago CH3 212,000
0.37 miles Colo@ Chicago 1.50
0.37 miles Lightower Chicago 725 S Wells
0.37 miles Atlantic Metro ORD3 10,000 0.75
0.37 miles Steadfast Chicago 725 Wells 30,000 5.00
0.37 miles Digital Capital Chicago 0.60
0.38 miles Netrality Chicago: 717 S Wells 100,000


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