Projects and References

New projects at a glance

Here we list the newly added projects.



Surfaces that are touched frequently and by many different people, such as door handles, grab bars, push buttons or handrails, can favor the transmission of infectious diseases. For this reason, manufacturers also offer such products with an antimicrobial finish. As part of a cooperation project with ift Rosenheim funded by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), the long-term effectiveness of such antimicrobial finishes is being evaluated under different stress scenarios.


Acoustically-designed building façades

Noise pollution in urban areas is particularly a problem in busy areas, such as railroad lines, street canyons or parking areas, and is therefore a current issue. No less than three projects at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP demonstrate ways of designing building façades with acoustics in mind. 


Scientific accompanying research initiative ENERGIEWENDEBAUEN

The Fraunhofer IBP in its role as accompanying research team is advising the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Projektträger Jülich (PtJ) on projects relating to the research initiative “Energiewendebauen” (EWB). The team is working on cross-evaluations relating to specific topics, promoting inter-project collaboration and assisting with public relations work. 


Environmental properties of common plasters and mortars

Building products such as plasters and mortars are mainly used on the exterior of buildings, where they are exposed to precipitation and the ambient air. Rainwater runoff can dissolve inorganic substances contained in them so that they leach into the environment. But does their release necessarily cause a problem for the environment?

All projects at a glance

Here we list our current as well as successfully completed research and industrial projects.