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Small-scale trends in urban rental housing markets Type: News Date: 23 June 2022

Publication (in German): This current analysis of small-scale data on the rental housing markets in the IRB cities shows how diverse urban rental housing markets in Germany are.

Mobilisation of private owners for urban development and housing construction Type: News Date: 08 June 2022

Project completed: Private owners should be encouraged to adopt management behaviour that is congruent with federal policy goals. What formats and offers are needed to get as many private owners as possible involved in housing and urban development?

Mobilisation of private owners for urban development and housing construction
Type: Research Project

The goal of the federal authorities is to encourage private apartment owners to adopt management and investment behaviour which coincides with political objectives, thereby involving owners in the urban development processes. The research project examined the formats …

The goal of the federal authorities is to encourage private apartment owners to adopt management and investment behaviour which coincides with political objectives, thereby involving owners in the urban development processes. The research project examined the formats and offers used to address individual owners and the housing and urban development objectives to which they are directed.

Increase in trading of rental housing portfolios in 2021 Type: News Date: 24 May 2022

Publication (in German): In the year 2021, the trading volume on the market with existing housing portfolios increased significantly. This is due to one extensive corporate takeover in the fall of 2021. By contrast, the number of sales transactions has remained on the same level as in the previous years.

Model building procedure for new residential buildings Type: Research Project

With the model building procedure, the GEG provides for a simplified verification procedure for certain residential buildings. The expert opinion defines the requirements under material law as well as the necessary characteristic values for the issuing of energy …

With the model building procedure, the GEG provides for a simplified verification procedure for certain residential buildings. The expert opinion defines the requirements under material law as well as the necessary characteristic values for the issuing of energy performance certificates.

International departmental research alliance between the BBSR and the NIUA Type: Specialist article Date: 16 April 2021

The BBSR and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in New Delhi, India, have been cooperating in the field of applied urban and spatial research since 2018. Together they want to better understand the challenges in both countries and develop solutions for …

The BBSR and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in New Delhi, India, have been cooperating in the field of applied urban and spatial research since 2018. Together they want to better understand the challenges in both countries and develop solutions for cities and city regions.

Potential for gaining knowledge about the energy quality of the building stock from energy performance certificates Type: News Date: 12 May 2022

Project completed: As there is still very little data on the building fabric and energy quality of the building stock in Germany, the research project investigated what useful information could be obtained from EPCs.

Potential for gaining knowledge about the energy quality of the building stock from energy performance certificates Type: Research Project

A solid understanding of the building fabric and the energy quality of the building stock in Germany is required for the conception, design, and monitoring of climate policy instruments for the building sector. Given the scarcity of data on the residential and …

A solid understanding of the building fabric and the energy quality of the building stock in Germany is required for the conception, design, and monitoring of climate policy instruments for the building sector. Given the scarcity of data on the residential and non-residential building stock, the research project has investigated what useful information on this may be gleaned from energy …

Where new things are created Type: News Date: 27 April 2022

Publication (in German): The lignite mining regions in Germany are in an early phase of their transformation towards a sustainable energy supply. One and a half year after the Strucutral Strengthening Act came into force, the first government measures in the lignite phase-out regions will be reflected.

Field study on the evaluation of energy certificates for residential properties Type: News Date: 26 April 2022

Project completed: Energy certificates for residential property are an important regulatory tool to achieve climate protection goals and a sustainable housing stock. The study examined the usage practice and potential improvements of this instrument.

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