Forever Green Newsletter October 2023 Edition

Welcome to the October 2023 issue of our sustainability newsletter, Forever Green! 

We kick off this month’s newsletter with exciting news–we’ve recently acquired a third data center facility (T5@Chicago III) in Northlake, IL., a key submarket for the Chicagoland area. This data center will have 36 MW of IT capacity available to meet the increasing demand for data center space from hyperscale and enterprise companies.

“By strategically locating our new data center in an area facing power constraints, we’re providing our clients with state-of-the-art data infrastructure while contributing to the region’s sustainable growth,” said David Horowitz, Executive Vice President-Leasing, for T5. 

Our comprehensive and tailored data center lifecycle services platform allows tenants to scale operations without power limitations along with expert on-site and remote support. Our sustainable design includes high-efficiency zero water-loss cooling and flexible design topology for continuous uptime and business continuity.

If you’re interested in leasing space in the heart of Chicago, contact @David Horowitz at

DCD Connect London

John ShinglerSteven HollandSydney Ellman and Craig McKesson

John ShinglerSteven HollandSydney Ellman and Craig McKesson were on-site in the United Kingdom earlier this month at DCD Connect London to introduce T5’s Facility Management services to the broader European market. With over 1500 attendees, the T5 crew was able to meet with other like-minded data center professionals searching for efficient tools, services, and new practices to achieve greater sustainability in the industry.

DICE Midwest

Robbie Sovie, T5’s LEED AP, discussed the state of data center construction on a panel with his esteemed colleagues at DICE MIDWEST in Chicago in September. He was joined by Chelsea Kulhanek of Crane Data Centers, Brett Collard of Compass Data Centers, Melissa Vandewater of Greenberg Traurig and Saurabh Ladha of Doxel. 

The panel included a discussion around what goes into selecting certain areas for data center development and ensuring sustainability. Factors such as proximity to users, accessibility, reliability of local infrastructure and renewable energy, climate types, environmental impacts and regulations and the local workforce all play into a developer’s decision to invest in a region or neighborhood. These elements play crucial roles in the efficiency of a data center, including how to reduce carbon emissions and waste, that determine the long-term viability of a location. 

To learn more about choosing a sustainable data center site, contact


In addition to celebrating our expansion into Europe, we announced our new, free eBook that explores the challenges that data centers face to ensure adequate physical and digital security. “Forever On: Key Considerations for Ensuring Your Data Center Evolves Alongside Your Business” includes information regarding the full lifecycle services provided by our T5 team and how we can help your data center evolve with the rapidly changing industry.

In the eBook, you will learn:

  • How adopting sustainable practices leads to energy efficiency and less reliance of natural resources
  • How to adequately staff a data center for end-to-end management of critical infrastructure systems
  • How to ensure adequate security procedures for physical and digital spaces

Learn more by downloading the eBook today! Access your free eBook by clicking here.

Power Down: Getting Green Data Center Retreat

Our team was thrilled to attend and support the “Power Down: Getting Green Data Center Retreat” Sept. 12-14 in St. Andrews, Scotland. This event brought together industry leaders from across the digital infrastructure landscape to discuss and align on initiatives that promote sustainable data center construction and operations.

We dove into the following topics: 

  • Forging the Path to Net Zero
  • Scope 3 Emissions
  • On-Site Energy Solutions
  • Off-Site Energy Solutions: Renewable Energy Strategies
  • Future of Sustainable Data Center Design

And walked away reinvigorated with plans for the future. Stay tuned for what’s on the horizon!

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