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.

634 Search results

Precautionary Risk Management in Regional Planning – Consolidation Type: Research Project

In this project, the risk management approach previously developed with the Cologne region was further developed and consolidated to ensure transferability to other types of regions. In two model regions, additional hazards and risks were addressed and a broader …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: July 2016 – May 2020

Implementing the 2030 Agenda locally through urban development Type: Research Project

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Ongoing Started: Since July 2022

Funding Guideline for Green Roofs and Facades ‒ Feasibility Study Type: Research Project

The consequences of climate change are already being felt today. Periods of drought, heavy rainfall, tropical nights and heat islands in cities are a burden on the population and lead to economic damage. Green spaces are a sustainable and nature-based solution to …

Programme: Initiative Grün in der Stadt (EN) Status: Completed Project duration: September 2020 – February 2021

Company succession in the construction industry Type: Research Project

According to estimates, around 190,000 family businesses in Germany will be handed over between 2022 and 2026. Until now, it was unknown how many of the nearly 389,000 companies in the construction industry will be facing the issue of succession in the coming years. …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: October 2020 – March 2022

Inventory investments 2020: The structure of investment activity in residential and non-residential property inventories Type: Research Project

Official statistics fail to adequately capture the market of existing buildings in German residential and non-residential construction. The goal of this research project was to gather current and reliable data on inventory activities in residential and non-residential …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: October 2020 – June 2022

Resilience and built heritage Type: Research Project

The research project will examine how existing integrated approaches in the fields of risk and heritage management in European cities can be strengthened in future. It will also research the extent to which relevant strategies and processes can be applied at the …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: January 2021 – July 2022

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 …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: November 2019 – December 2021

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 …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: February 2018 – March 2020

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 …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: March 2020 – October 2021

Field study on the evaluation of energy certificates for residential properties Type: Research Project

The introduction of the energy certificate is part of the implementation of the European Directive 2010/31/EU (formerly 2002/91/EC) on the overall efficiency of buildings. The energy certificate is also intended to make an important contribution to achieving climate …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: November 2018 – December 2021

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