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In the 19th century, Chicago built the world’s first modern skyscraper. In the 20th century, we created a world-renowned skyline. And today, Chicago aspires to make that skyline the most efficient on the planet. – Mayor Rahm Emanuel

540 West Madison Street

Address

540 West Madison Street

Neighborhood

West Loop

Property manager

JLL

Year Constructed

2003

Sq. Footage

1,100,000 square feet

Floors

31 stories

Building Description

The 1.1-million-square-foot, 31-story 540 West Madison complex houses a 50,000-square-foot data center along with public amenities at street level, a large landscaped entry plaza, an 800-seat cafeteria and 390 parking spaces. To ensure uninterrupted 24/7 operations and boost energy efficiency, numerous features were incorporated including mission-critical infrastructure and a raised-floor HVAC and power/data distribution system.

Year Joined the Retrofit Chicago Energy Challenge

February, 2014