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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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 / 1.7.2020

Grilling technique

Restaurant owners are increasingly turning to fired charcoal grills to prepare meals for customers – but the odors and fumes emitted by these grills are often a source of irritation for nearby residents. The German Environment Agency asked a team of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP to investigate whether the exhaust air treatment systems used in grills actually get the job done and to study ways of preventing pollutant and odor emissions.


Short news / 6.5.2020

Fraunhofer IBP supports the Fraunhofer Network hydrogen

By developing hydrogen technologies to market maturity within a short period of time, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft aims at making a contribution to the energy turnaround and has therefore set up the Fraunhofer Network “Wasserstoff”. The research activities of over 20 member institutes are pooled here. The Fraunhofer IBP is also a member of the network.


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.


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.

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.