Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP

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!



Research News / 1.12.2022

Programmable heat transition

There is significant potential for saving energy in the area of heating and cooling energy which accounts for a large proportion of Germany’s energy consumption. Innovative materials that can be programmed to control heat transition can be a valuable tool in this scenario. The use of materials like these could, for instance, save up to 40 percent of the energy used to cool single-family homes.  


Press Release / 24.11.2022

Which type of packaging is more sustainable?

The packaging world is experiencing a shift away from plastic toward paper, cardboard or paperboard. In its latest report “Reusable plastic crates vs. single-use cardboard boxes — two packaging systems in competition”1, the Fraunhofer UMSICHT and the Fraunhofer IBP explain the background to and correlations between the ecological effects of single-use cardboard boxes and reusable plastic crates. 


Research News / 1.8.2022

Innovative drying technology: FastDry®

Until now, noisy and power-guzzling building dryers have normally been the only way of repairing water damage to apartments from leaking pipes or following heavy rain and flooding. The “FastDry”® technology developed by Fraunhofer researchers requires significantly less energy and works at least as quickly as conventional systems. The idea that underpins the technology is incredibly simple.


Podcast / 7.7.2022

Made in Science

In the new episode of the „Made in Science“ podcast – the official podcast of the University Stuttgart - host Dr. Wolfgang Holtkamp meets Ann-Kathrin Briem. They talk about sustainability assessment in the context of her work at the High Performance Center Mass Personalisation and also "function-optimised biosurfactants", a sustainable alternative to chemically synthesised surfactants. 

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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.