Digital Realty Trust
Reporter Mark Fontecchio recently visited Digital Realty Trust's data center in Chicago, which is LEED-certified.
One of the entrances to Digital Realty Trust's LEED-certified data centers in Chicago.
Digital Realty Trust started renovations on the building in 2000. It was originally built in 1912 and at one point housed the Chicago Manufacturing Division.
This library on one of the floors is one of the reasons why the building is a national historic landmark. Now a conference center, it has been rented out in the past for Playboy photo shoots.
One of the hallways in the building.
Rack 'em and stack 'em. Digital Realty Trust maintains the traditional hot-aisle, cold-aisle configuration in their data centers, although they don't get any LEED points for doing so.
Digital did get points for having high-efficiency chillers as well as variable-state fans on its air handlers.
This ashtray outside the building is one of the so-called low-hanging fruit items that buildings can do to get LEED points. It counts toward indoor air quality management.