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.

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Guideline heavy rain - Property protection and structural precautions Type: Research Project

In the past few years there have been an increasing number of unusually heavy rainfall events in Germany, which have resulted in major damage to building infrastructure. Adjustment measures should, therefore, also be taken at the property and building level in order to …

Programme: further programmes Status: Completed Project duration: February 2018 – November 2018

Energetic monitoring of two "Effizienzhäuser Plus im Altbau" Type: Research Project

As part of the competition "Effizienzhaus Plus im Altbau" ("Efficiency House Plus in old buildings"), which was awarded in 2012, two residential areas dating back to 1938 were renovated in Neu-Ulm. The two different concepts of the realized model projects should …

Programme: further programmes Status: Completed Project duration: May 2013 – November 2018

Specialist Agency of the Alliance for Affordable Housing and Construction Type: Research Project

With the national Alliance for Affordable Housing and Construction (Bündnis für Bezahlbares Wohnen und Bauen), the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety brought a central organisation to life in 2014 to overcome pressing …

Programme: further programmes Status: Completed Project duration: January 2015 – December 2018

Pilot projects energy-efficient urban redevelopment Type: Research Project

With the KfW program 432 that was introduced in 2011, the neighborhood as a central level of action has moved to the focus of climate protection. Based on 63 pilot projects, program-related research has identified insights about the generation and effect of …

Programme: further programmes Status: Completed Project duration: July 2013 – October 2017

VerKoS – Transport consequences and costs of settlement development (Calculation of transport and settlement costs)
Type: Research Project

As public budgets are tight, it becomes more and more important to estimate the financial consequences of new housing areas. To help communal planners to estimate these costs, a tool was developed.Project duration: November 2013 - November 2015

Programme: further programmes Status: Completed Project duration: November 2013 – November 2015

Expert opinion on the preparation of an inter-agency strategy for the "Social City" Type: Research Project

The coalition agreement 2013 between CDU/CSU and SPD stipulates to continue the programme "Social City" as the master programme of social integration within the framework of the promotion of urban development. It is to constitute the foundation for an inter-agency …

Programme: further programmes Status: Completed Project duration: November 2014 – May 2016

The investment processes of condominium owners' associations with particular emphasis on energy-efficiency and age-appropriate renovations Type: Research Project

Condominium owners' associations too are concerned with investments in energy-efficiency and accessibility. It is clear they face formidable challenges here in terms of decision-making and the organisation of resolutions – even more so than they do with mere …

Programme: further programmes Status: Completed Project duration: May 2012 – February 2015

The energy-efficient construction of municipal and social infrastructure Type: Research Project

Accompanying research and an evaluation of pilot initiatives The ambitious climate change targets of the German federal government demand efficient yet cost effective solutions for an improved carbon footprint. The federal government has promoted innovative approaches …

Programme: further programmes Status: Completed Project duration: October 2010 – March 2015

Global and regional spatial distribution of biomass potentials - status-quo and future perspectives Type: Research Project

This project aimed to specify the biomass potentials for energetic use and their spatial distribution in Germany. Furthermore, the spatial, ecological and economic influencing factors and interactions under consideration of the political objectives and the global …

Programme: further programmes Status: Completed Project duration: July 2008 – December 2009

Contribution of biomass to decentralised energy supply with the objective of public services and supply security for peripheral regions Type: Research Project

To ensure the security of energy supply, the government's policy attaches more and more importance to an enhanced energy efficiency and to the significant expansion of renewable energies. Especially the intensified utilisation of biomass offers an enormous potential for …

Programme: further programmes Status: Completed Project duration: January 2009 – December 2009

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