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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70 Years of Future

The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft looks back on what it has achieved and, above all, looks to the future. Because that's exactly how it works. Curious and courageous, it faces the questions of the future every day. In this sense, her employees, partners and all interested parties should be inspired to take the next steps together with her, to drive forward tangible changes and to ask again and again: What's next?

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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!



Short news / 18.3.2020

COVID-19 prevention

The health of employees, customers, partners and suppliers is our highest priority. With this in mind, we have reduced operations at our institutes to a minimum. Of course, we are still working and are available for you in our home offices. Communication is therefore by telephone or digital means. We ask for your understanding if the current situation should cause any changes in plans or delayed reaction times. We will keep you informed about any changes.


Conference / 7.10.2020

EEHB 2020 - Registration is now open!

We are proud to announce the 4th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings (EEHB) which will be held October 7th to 8th, 2020 in Benediktbeuern.The Conference aims to present new research and best practices on a wide range of topics relating to energy efficiency in historic buildings.

Register now! We looking forward to see you there!



Short news / 17.3.2020

PHERA has been awarded a major grant

Agricultural productivity needs to rise by 70% by 2050 to provide sufficient food for the growing population while climate change and the onset of insect resistance makes pest control increasingly difficult. A consortium of companies in Europe developing sustainable fermentation processes to produce pheromones to safely control insect pests has now been awarded a major grant of €6.4 million.


Short news / 5.3.2020

Crowdfunding campaign launched

"Be part of it and save your heritage" - this is the motto of the crowdfunding campaign of the Pompeii Sustainable Preservation Project (PSPP) to support young restoration workers from all over the world. The aim of the campaign, which will run from 5 March to 8 April 2020, is to offer up to 16 students a place at the PSPP's International Conservation Summer Academy in Pompeii.  

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.