New challenges for building planners and contractors
The challenges today are manifold: Besides saving energy, the aim is to meet growing hygiene and comfort requirements, as well as to focus more on the use of renewable energies and raw materials. Demands are also rising when it comes to damage prevention and the service life of building products. For planners and contractors, this means new challenges that cannot be mastered without in-depth knowledge of hygrothermal processes.
Our experts analyze the thermal and moisture properties of building materials, building components and entire building complexes - the basis for designing new buildings and renovation projects in an optimized and needs-based way. This includes ventilation systems and their interaction with the building envelope, as well as the influence of other hygrothermal storage masses.
Thanks to its long-standing practical experience and extensive network, the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP not only helps its customers to work on and solve specific problems, but also to innovate new products and launch them on the market.
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