Equinix CH3

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The Equinix CH3 data center is designed with power systems that have built-in redundancy, full Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems with N+1 levels or greater, and backup generator systems in the event of a local utility failure.

Clayco constructed the core and shell of the 240,000-square-foot Tier IV data center for Equinix, a provider of mission critical infrastructure services to businesses in 38 markets around the world.

The three-level, seismic design facility provides space for area companies to rent computer server locations for server backup and infrastructure. The 60-foot-tall building includes 19-foot floor-to-ceiling heights to accommodate mission critical equipment. The layout was designed to promote future expansion and is the largest of the company’s 35 data centers.

Equinix CH3 employs tight security with a 24×7 security team, biometric hand readers at every door leading to the cage, interlocking doors (“mantraps”), and scanning of all equipment entering and leaving the building.


Equinix CH3


Elk Grove Village, Illinois


240,000 SF


  • Architect: Sheehan Partners
  • Value: $29 Million


AIA Chicago – 2008 Design Award Distinguished Building