Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP

COVID-19 pandemic: Together against coronavirus

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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 2019

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LED and daylight lighting integrated into façades using micro-optical building components

If a desk is far away from a window, illumination from incidental daylight is often not sufficient and additional lighting is required. New micro-optical structures offer solutions to this.

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Cattail on the roof - both for the environment and fire protection

Do you want to reduce energy consumption in buildings? The most effective way to do this is to insulate the building envelope. The disadvantage: although current insulation materials are highly effective, manufacturing and recycling them is anything but sustainable. But not so cattail.

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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!



Press release / 30.11.2020

Project launch KERES

Protecting cultural heritage in Germany from extreme climate events – There is a lack of reliable data and scientific studies on how and, above all, which future extreme weather events will affect our cultural heritage in the various regions of Germany and what measures we can take to protect our cultural heritage. Over the next three years, researchers will investigate this for the first time for Germany in the BMBF-funded project "KERES".


Digital event / 29.10.2020

Fraunhofer Solution Days 2020

On October 26–29, 2020, we will address four topics that are extremely relevant for the power of innovation in Germany and Europe: Health. The digital economy. Systems and mechanical engineering. Mobility. On October 29, the Fraunhofer IBP will contribute to topic day 4 "The mobility economy – a driving force for tomorrow" as part of the Fraunhofer-Aviation presentation.



Press release / 15.10.2020

Programmable insulation materials

Innovative insulating materials made of shape memory polymers are developed and tested by the Fraunhofer Institutes for Applied Polymer Research IAP, for Chemical Technology ICT and for Building Physics IBP within the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Programmable Materials CPM. The high-tech foams are to be used as functional materials, for example in the field of construction.


Online seminar / 13.10.2020

Market launch of the web software GENERIS®

On the occasion of the official market launch of GENERIS®, the software solution for the evaluation of sustainable buildings, we are organizing a one-hour online seminar. Get to know the new interface, control elements and evaluation options using an example project. We will introduce the web software, the team and the new support website as well as the new GENERIS® research network.

Research in Focus


Insights into our research work

Whether through research work, exciting projects or testing facilities - in short reports all those interested get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Fraunhofer IBP.


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.