Since 1982 Fabeckstr. 32 has served as Freie Universität's main centre for data processing (ZEDAT). Previously containing chemistry laboratories, the building today houses the university’s computing centre. In 2010-11, the façade, windows, and roof, as well as the energy supply and cooling systems in the server room, were comprehensively renovated and a solar unit was installed on the roof. The increased energy and cooling supplies, as well as the intended centralisation of the IT services in ZEDAT explain the rapid increase in energy consumption in the data processing centre over the last few years.