Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP

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#WeKnowHow - Fraunhofer VS. Corona

COVID-19 pandemic: Together against coronavirus

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View of the city of Stuttgart
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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 2019
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Annual Report 2019.

Annual Report 2019

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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!



LCM / 12.4.2021

Abstract submission for the LCM 2021 is open

We invite everyone who would like to extend and share their knowledge and their practice in the field of Life Cycle Management to submit abstracts for LCM 2021. Based on the conference theme – Building a Sustainable Future Based on Innovation and Digitalization – we welcome submissions matching the session structure. Deadline for abstract submission is April 12, 2021.



New 360° insights into Fraunhofer IBP

The 360° tour of the test facilities at the Valley and Stuttgart locations has been expanded. Currently, we may now also welcome you to our worldwide unique outdoor test site, invite you into the world of the Mixed Reality Experience Lab or into the cargo area of the FTF as well as show you the research possibilities in our moisture engineering laboratory.


Short News / 11.2.2021

University of Bamberg appoints Ralf Kilian as professor

Ralf Kilian became Professor of Preventive Conservation of Historical Monuments at the University of Bamberg. The appointment under the Jülich model allows him to teach at the University of Bamberg and to continue working for the Fraunhofer IBP. The joint appointment is a win-win situation, as joint activities and research projects will give further impetus to preventive conservation.


Short News / 22.12.2020

Research program on the reduction of virus transmission via aerosols

Aerosols containing viruses play a key role in the further spread of the coronavirus. The “Healthy Air Initiative” consists of a network of Fraunhofer institutes. It pursues an integrated concept of research, knowledge transfer and networking, which provides companies with prompt, practical and scientifically based solutions for ventilating rooms to prevent the build-up of aerosols.

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.