Feasibility of innovative solution approaches - From the lab to the real building
In Germany and Europe, the aim of transforming the stock of buildings in the next 30 years to achieve carbon neutrality has been agreed on politically. However, it is mandatory to find new solutions in order to significantly reduce the fossil energy use of our buildings. It takes courage to respond to this challenge in an industry that is known for its conservatism. Our experts translate innovative building and façade technologies into customized evaluation programs, making them suitable for practical use. In doing so, they use our test buildings on IBP’s field test site in Holzkirchen.
Demonstration buildings are of key importance for the building practice: They point out new approaches, they pave the way for new energy-saving building technologies, and they demonstrate feasibility, thus encouraging large-scale replication. Fraunhofer IBP scientists have implemented more than 250 demonstration projects worldwide, which were also evaluated by measurements. In this way, they have acquired both a vast body of practical experience and a comprehensive data base on user behavior and efficiency parameters.