The GreenHouse student home offers 313 living units over 7,000 square metres. The student home has been built to passive house standards. The Austrian Association for Sustainable Building (ÖGNB) recognised GreenHouse for its sustainability back in February 2014. The electricity for the building is produced using photovoltaic panels on the roof. Heating and hot water are provided by means of district heating.
ASCR has implemented an intelligent building energy management system (BEMS) in the student home, which actively controls the supply of energy to the building and optimises energy consumption. In addition, BEMS looks for what is economically ideal by trading energy flexibilities at various energy markets.