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Stream Sustainability EPA Certification

Stream’s Chicago I Data Center Earns EPA Certification, Underscores Regional Growth Trajectory

In the landscape of ever-expanding data requirements, having a data center that supports sustainability wherever possible —while still offering powerful, secure and strategic solutions — can make all the difference. This is why Stream Data Centers, an industry leader delivering turnkey, powered shell and build-to-suit data center solutions for global enterprises, was proud to announce its recent recognition with an EPA certification. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Stream’s Chicago I data center in Elk Grove Village with a 2021 Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR certificate of achievement. 

This EPA certification puts a spotlight on the Chicago facility’s sustainable design, which helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and offer a location that aligns with the needs of enterprises searching for data center options that support an environmentally conscious future. This recognition also establishes Stream as a leading energy-efficient infrastructure partner while further bolstering the company’s existing service excellence in a highly advantageous market.

Illinois offers an array of strategic benefits for enterprises and hyperscalers seeking a data center presence in the region. These include state tax incentives, low risk of natural disasters and cost competitive, highly reliable electrical service from Illinois’ ComEd smart grid. To support the increasing data center demand these benefits are driving, Stream is expanding its local footprint with a second data center in Elk Grove Village: Chicago II. Construction on the 215,000-square-foot, 32 MW campus commenced in February 2021, and it will be ready for early occupancy in Q4 2021. 

“Stream is dedicated to delivering on its promise of trusted partnership and exemplary customer experiences, which is why we’re thrilled to receive this EPA certification for our Chicago I facility. Eco-conscious design and geostrategic advantages are what today’s data center customers are looking for — and this underscores our reputation for meeting those requirements easily and enjoyably for our tenants,” comments Chris Kincaid, Stream’s SVP of Design and Construction. 

Chicago II promises to provide clients the same green advantages available at the Chicago I data center. Plus, with connections to one of the country’s largest network and peering hubs for easy access to all major cloud providers, the company’s Chicago offering is poised to deliver an ideal environment for evolving data and connectivity requirements. 

To learn more about Stream Data Centers, visit www.streamdatacenters.com.

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