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!



International Conference / 12.7.2022

International Conference on Programmable Materials

During the event we would like to explore the design space and develop a toolbox of building blocks for programmable materials. We hope to create relationships between people from relevant scientific subjects, from materials science to chemistry to manufacturing and AI. The conference will take place as a hybrid event on July 12-14, 2022 in Berlin at the Fraunhofer-Forum.


Research News / 1.6.2022

Software combines Life Cycle Assessment and Economics for buildings

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP worked together with a business partner to develop a software suite that combines ecological indicators and economic calculations for investments. This has an influence on banks’ lending decisions since interest surcharges are possible for non-green investments in the future.


MDPI journal Sustainability / 30.3.2022

Recycled Materials for Sustainable Construction Industry

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue on “Recycled Materials for a Sustainable Construction Industry” of the MDPI journal Sustainability. The overall objective is to demonstrate the sustainability potential of recycled materials in the construction industry by highlighting case studies, ideas for implementation, and dealing with existing challenges.


Short News / 22.2.2022

EnergInno Brazil 2022

In the “EnergInno Brazil 2022” campaign, interested parties from science and SMEs were called upon to apply with innovative ideas relating to green hydrogen or biogas. In the “EnergInno Call for Idea & Innovation”, Fraunhofer IBP and its project partner from Allnet Computersystems GmbH in Munich convinced the jury with their topic “Biogas Sensor - Intelligent demand controlled biogas monitoring”, putting them among the five winning teams. 

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.