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!



Research News / 1.9.2021

Bamboo’s response to moisture when used in construction

Bamboo is an ideal substitute for wood. However, bamboo’s susceptibility to mold in damp conditions poses a problem. Researchers at Fraunhofer have now analyzed bamboo’s response to moisture under specific climatic conditions. By using simulation software, building owners can plan and implement measures to prevent the growth of mold.


Research News / 2.8.2021

Using heating to cool rooms

Climate change is causing a persistent increase in the number of hot summer days. Against this backdrop, a significant increase in new cooling systems installations is anticipated, which in turn will give rise to increased energy consumption. One potential cost-effective alternative is to use existing heating systems. The heat pumps in these systems can be reverse operated to provide effective cooling. 


Press release / 26.7.2021

AVATOR Project: Tracking down aerosols

How do infectious aerosols spread in supermarkets, airplanes, and other
indoor areas where large numbers of people congregate? Led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP, researchers from a total of 15 Fraunhofer institutes and institutions are studying this in the AVATOR project, short for Anti-Virus Aerosol: Testing, Operation, Reduction. 


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

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.