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 / 2.1.2024

Remediation of contaminated wooden structures

In Germany, there are around three million buildings that are contaminated with the toxic wood preservatives lindane and pentachlorophenol (PCP). In the CycloPlasma project, researchers at the Fraunhofer IBP are developing a new type of process to remove these decades-old contaminants in a way that is residue-free, sustainable and does not pose a health risk. 


Research News / 1.12.2023

Using laptops and similar devices safely on aircraft

The number of incidents involving damaged electronic devices on board aircraft has increased in recent years. In the LOKI-PED project, the Fraunhofer EMI and the Fraunhofer IBP are collaborating with Airbus to assess the fire and smoke risks associated with lithium-ion batteries in cockpits and cabins. The objective is to make it safer to use portable devices on board.


Research News / 4.10.2023

Components released from facade materials

The plaster and mortar used in facades often contain heavy metals and biocides that leach out and infiltrate into the soil when it rains. The Fraunhofer IBP has created a model that combines measurements of the substances that leach out with meteorological data. This creates a precise forecast that can be used at the planning stage to determine the type and amount of substances that could be released from facade materials when it rains.


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.

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.