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!



Research News / 1.8.2023

A simulation model to counter the climate collapse

The new urban climate model PALM-4U will allow municipal staff and city planners to simulate the effects of their planned construction projects on the urban climate, so that they can gauge the consequences of extreme weather events before they happen, improve quality of life in urban areas and protect the health of the sick and the elderly.


Press Release / 16.5.2023

Bringing circular economy into practice

In order to implement circular economy in practice, both systemic and technical solutions are required. According to an idea of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, these solutions are to be created in so-called CIRCONOMY® Hubs. These are Germany-wide networks that bring together partners from science, industry, associations and society to focus on a specific area. Two of these networks have already started their work.


Fraunhofer magazine / 15.5.2023

More than a facade

"A facade is the point of contact between a building and the outside world; as such, it has a significant effect on the property's energy demand and can create a comfortable climate within rooms." - In the current issue of Fraunhofer magazine, Herbert Sinnesbichler informs about our facade research as well as about the experimental facility for energy and indooor climate studies (Versuchseinrichtung für energetische und raumklimatische Untersuchungen VERU).


Press Release / 29.3.2023

Fraunhofer IBP at BAU 2023

At the BAU 2023 trade fair, which will be taking place in Munich from April 17 to 22, 2023, Fraunhofer IBP will be showcasing innovative products and system solutions on the topics of Digitization, Energy and Heat, The Future of Living and Working, and Resources and Recycling at the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance booth (Hall C2, Booth 528) as part of the special exhibition “Building the Future”.

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.