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 / 3.1.2022

Modular facade with integrated systems technology supplies buildings with renewable energy

Researchers at the Fraunhofer IBP and the Fraunhofer IEE are developing a facade module that integrates the technical building equipment and supplies it with renewable energy to heat, cool and ventilate the adjoining rooms.


Press release / 2.12.2021

Cinemas: good ventilation ensures low risk of infection

To relax and enjoy the film, you want to know that the risk of infection while watching is as low as possible. The good ventilation systems typical of movie theaters make sure that any infectious aerosols are quickly removed. This has also been confirmed by the latest analyses from the CineCov project funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM).


Fraunhofer magazin / 16.11.2021

Dr. Volker Thome in the current Fraunhofer magazine

In the cover story of the current Fraunhofer magazine "What the future is made of", Dr. Volker Thome, Head of the Department Inorganic Materials and Recycling, presents recycling methods that can be used to fill future gaps in raw material extraction. The focus is on the ENSUBA, BauCycle and FAVRE projects, among others.


Press release / 12.11.2021

Cultural heritage in times of climate crisis

Which extreme climate events will affect cultural heritage in Germany? And how can it be protected from damaging climatic effects? Fraunhofer researchers are investigating this in the BMBF project KERES. An ensemble of ten regional climate models makes it possible to reliably predict which extreme weather events threaten the historical buildings and gardens and to what extent.

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.