The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning

Research projects

The Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) supports federal politics with its projects. The projects deal with current issues of spatial planning, urban development as well as building and housing. They reveal the need for political action and provide scientifically sound bases with which political instruments and measures can be further developed.

You can find an overview of current and completed research projects on this page. You can use the search function to search for specific topics using key words.

600 Search results

Global urban transformation: involving New Urban Agenda, SDGs and the Paris Agreement into Germany‘s local and national urban development Type: Research Project

International and European agreements like the New Urban Agenda, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Urban Agenda for the EU give new impetus and place demands on cities. In order to make municipalities future-compliant and to …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: September 2017 – October 2019

Life cycle assessment and BIM in sustainable building Type: Research Project

The coalition agreement of the Federal Government provides for the increased use of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) method in federal building construction with regard to digitization. The strategic orientation of the Federal Office for Building and Regional …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: February 2019 – December 2019

Evaluation concept for Sustainable Building Rating System (BNB) Type: Research Project

Sustainable construction as an important component of the national sustainability strategy and the adapted German sustainability strategy respectively has been established at the federal level for many years. In order to implement and quantify the requirements for …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: January 2019 – August 2019

Conceptual development of a network for sustainable educational buildings Type: Research Project

Since 2013, the implementation of the Guideline for Sustainable Building and the application of the Assessment System for Sustainable Building (BNB) for educational buildings has been mandatory at federal level. However, most of the educational buildings are built in …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: September 2018 – November 2019

From Urban Redevelopment to an Urban Transformation Strategy
Type: Research Project

The aim of the project was a systematic review of the state of the debate on questions of sustainable transformation to compare the corresponding results with existing urban redevelopment concepts in Germany. The aim was to develop an "urban transformation strategy" …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: November 2017 – November 2019

Implementing the Common Future Vision for the German-Polish Interaction Area Type: Research Project

In December 2016, the Spatial Development Committee of the German-Polish Governmental Commission for Regional and Cross-Border Cooperation adopted the "Common Future Vision for the Polish-German Interaction Area – Horizon 2030". How can the "Common Future Vision 2030" …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: December 2016 – December 2019

Contribution of digitalisation to productivity in the construction industry Type: Research Project

The construction sector has seen comparatively low productivity growth in recent years. At the same time, productivity increases are expected as a result of the ongoing digitalisation. The aim of the project was to examine the past contribution of investments in …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: December 2017 – December 2019

Development of a strategy to support the energy saving behaviour of users in office and administration buildings Type: Research Project

The aim of the research project was to develop strategies to influence/optimise the energy saving behaviour of users. Energy-saving user behaviour can reduce energy consumption in public buildings by up to 30 percent. Through the direct involvement of the employees, …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: December 2017 – June 2019

Housing Policies in the European Union Type: Research Project

Housing policy is a central field of action for all member states of the European Union. The manifestation is the product of an individual historical evolutionary path, local market structures as well as the national legal framework and funding-policy measures. In …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Ongoing Started: Seit January 2018

Development of recommendations for practical ventilation concepts and development of a CO2 calculation tool Type: Research Project

During the further development of the Sustainable Building Assessment System (BNB) and the BNB criteria profile "Indoor Air Hygiene", a gap was identified in the aspect of "carbon dioxide content" in practice-oriented planning instruments and assessment bases for rooms …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: November 2017 – November 2019

This Page