Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP

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COVID-19 pandemic: Together against coronavirus#

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Neckar Velley in Stuttgart / colorful wine growing region in the south of Germany, Shutterstock ID 765709876

Building on knowledge#

The application of building physics principles is fundamental for successful building. The competencies of the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP concentrate on research, development, testing, demonstration and consulting in the fields of building physics.

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Annual Report 2020/21#

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Planning buildings GENERIS
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The GENERIS® software for planning buildings on the basis of life cycle assessments.

GENERIS® - the intelligent web software for preparing life cycle assessments of buildings#

GENERIS® is the key to holistic support in the creation of a building ecobalance.

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Waste gas treatment systems
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Technical facility at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP for developing waste gas treatment systems.

Waste gases from incineration plants: Optimizing a combined system#

If biomass incineration plants are to be operated with low emissions, they have to be equipped with appropriate dust filter technologies. The Combustion and Environmental Technology Group has been working on the development of adequate dust collection systems since 2015.

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Our Areas of expertise#

At our branches in Stuttgart, Holzkirchen and Nuremberg we offer a wide range of expertise and services in the field of building physics. Discover our topics!


White Paper / 21.7.2021

Rethinking LCA and Product Stewardship for Sustainable Businesses

The introduction and roll out of Product Stewardship and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) often pose major challenges to companies. To master these successfully, it is essential to avoid common mistakes right from the start and to align all actions with the latest state of the art and best practise approaches. Read more in the White Paper. It is available free of charge

Press release / 20.7.2021

25 years of the WUFI® building software

In the 1990s, avoidable structural damage was discovered in numerous buildings. The Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP responded to this by developing the WUFI® program family, which has since become internationally established. This year the building software is celebrating its 25th anniversary. All further information about the anniversary will also be prominently presented on a landing page.

Podcast / 8.7.2021

Volker Thome in the Podcast "Building Materials Insights"

This episode is about building material/demolition waste and why we should care about this challenge. At Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP, Dr. Volker Thome is working on a method to deconstruct concrete into its original ingredients. This could potentially save huge amounts of sand and CO2.

Research News / 1.7.2021

Carbon black recycled from car tires

Until now, waste tires have been used mainly for recovering energy sources: Only small proportions of the carbon black contained in these tires are recycled, since mineral ash accounts for around 20 percent of its content. A new process developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP is able to isolate almost all of this ash – allowing both the carbon black and the minerals from the ash to be reused.

Research in Focus#

Projects at a glance

Here we show you a selection of our current as well as successfully completed research and industrial projects.

Virtual tour of the Fraunhofer IBP

With the 360° tour, you can now discover the test facilities at the Valley and Stuttgart locations online.

Measuring and testing facilities

Efficient laboratories and testing facilities as well as the largest known open-air test site at the Holzkirchen site enable a multitude of complex building physics investigations.

Product Developments

Fraunhofer IBP has developed a series of interesting products that involved the entire expertise of its specialist departments. If you are interested in further solutions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


The Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP cooperates with other research institutions, associations and project partners on a transnational basis and is involved in numerous cooperations.