The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning

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The planning and building process in Germany is complex and susceptible to faults due to its many interfaces. The pressure of competition and difficult conditions in the industry make it difficult to achieve long-term targets and a stronger orientation towards the life-cycle of a building. The BBSR investigates how current and future planning and building tasks can be optimised and especially how aspects of quality can be prioritised.

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Research projects

Support for sufficiency approaches in the building sector

Status: Completed Project duration: September 2021 – September 2022

Comparative values for the energy consumption of non-residential buildings

Status: Completed Project duration: January 2020 – March 2021

All research projects on the topic

Publications on the topic


Research News Research News Issue No. 1/2023 |

Structural hygiene in hospital construction

Planning recommendations for structural infection prevention in operating, emergency and intensive care and in normal nursing …

Zukunft Bauen: Forschung für die Praxis Issue Volume 24 (2nd extended edition) |

Housing and property markets in Germany 2020
BBSR-Analysen KOMPAKT Issue 08/2021 |

5 Years of Educational Buildings conformant with the Efficiency House Plus Standard

Insights from the Accompanying Research

Individual publication

What makes an Efficiency House Plus?

Principles and examples of energy-generating buildings

Individual publication Issue 6th revised edition |


Web-based information system on ecological building materials

Zukunft Bauen: Forschung für die Praxis Issue Volume 14 |

Urban spaces of children:
Child-oriented urban development

original title: Stadt(t)räume von Kindern: Kinderorientierte Stadtentwicklung

IzR (Informationen zur Raumentwicklung) Issue 2/2018 |


Basis for the building life cycle assessment

Zukunft Bauen: Forschung für die Praxis Issue Volume 11 |

Sustainable Building by the Federal Government

Principles – Methods – Tools

Zukunft Bauen: Forschung für die Praxis Issue Volume 10 |

A Primer on Flood Protection

Protecting property and building wisely
(date: August 2016)

On the Road to Zero-Energy Buildings:
Commercial and Municipal Properties

Summary Report to the Conference of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in cooperation with the …

Individual publication

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