Research and development for future energy-efficient construction and comfortable indoor spaces
Our EER experts at the IBP branch offices in Stuttgart, Holzkirchen and Nürnberg focus on energy-related issues of buildings and districts, the development of efficient building services systems and on measures to minimize energy demand using renewable energy. Research activities include identifying criteria for user-friendly indoor environments and developing appropriate solutions for indoor climate (in buildings, vehicles and airplanes). EER is concerned with the conception, support and assessment of nearly zero-energy, zero-emission and plus energy buildings (new and existing buildings).
Moreover, we focus on developing concepts for energy-efficient cities and communities (up to carbon neutrality) – as well as on evaluating and demonstrating innovative concepts, technologies and systems. These activities include both laboratory and field tests and monitoring of in-situ demonstrations and pilot applications.
In addition, we develop technologies, evaluation tools and calculation tools for energy-efficient building design, indoor air-conditioning and lighting. Computer-assisted planning tools and information systems for end-users are developed and maintained, just like calculation kernels for software providers.
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