Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP

Our Areas of Expertise

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



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The threat of climate change

Heavy rain, storms, and drought are taking their toll on even centuries-old structures. How do we preserve our cultural heritage? At the Fraunhofer Center for Conservation and Energy Performance of Historic Buildings Benediktbeuern Prof. Ralf Kilian and his team are studying how historical structures and materials can be preserved and protected – especially against the impacts of climate change. 


Short news / 26.3.2024

ORIENTING invites to the Final Conference

The final conference of the ORIENTING project will take place on April 18th at the Brussels BIP Meeting Center (Brussels, Belgium) as part of the World Circular Economy Forum WCEF 2024. Researchers from the Fraunhofer IBP have been involved in the implementation of all sub-projects and also led the work package focusing on the public demonstration of the project results in case studies.


Research News / 2.1.2024

Remediation of contaminated wooden structures

In Germany, there are around three million buildings that are contaminated with the toxic wood preservatives lindane and pentachlorophenol (PCP). In the CycloPlasma project, researchers at the Fraunhofer IBP are developing a new type of process to remove these decades-old contaminants in a way that is residue-free, sustainable and does not pose a health risk. 


Research News / 1.12.2023

Using laptops and similar devices safely on aircraft

The number of incidents involving damaged electronic devices on board aircraft has increased in recent years. In the LOKI-PED project, the Fraunhofer EMI and the Fraunhofer IBP are collaborating with Airbus to assess the fire and smoke risks associated with lithium-ion batteries in cockpits and cabins. The objective is to make it safer to use portable devices on board.

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.

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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.