Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP

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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New perspectives for high-performance working environments

Larger open workspaces are becoming increasingly common - they are intended to promote fast and easy communication between employees. However, when it comes to open plan offices, detailed integral planning is essential in order to achieve good working conditions in the rooms.

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Clean recovered Carbon Black - thinking in closed Loops

Carbon Black is one of the most important components of rubber articles. However, the production is extremely problematic. A newly developed preparation process developed by the Fraunhofer IBP can cover a good 50 percent of the carbon black market with this secondary raw material.

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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!



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.


International conference / 30.9.2020

Call for Sessions

The LCM (Life Cycle Management) conference series is one of the world’s leading forums for environmental, economic and social sustainability. Demonstrations of LCM whether at the stage of tools or LCM-driven success stories are expected at the LCM2021 conference. Therefore, we invite you to submit your proposals and ideas for the conference sessions. We welcome suggestions for conventional sessions as well as innovative and interactive formats. The deadline for proposal submission is September 30, 2020.

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.