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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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

Integration of immigrants – challenges for urban development Type: Research Project

In 15 case studies with different communal starting points and different basic conditions, in 2017 and 2018 the project collected communal strategies for dealing with current immigration development. The objective was to gain systematic knowledge about conditions and …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: October 2016 – February 2021

Updating ÖKOBAUDAT Type: Research Project

The aim of the project was to implement the necessary changes in order to comply with the new European standard EN 15804+A2. On the one hand, this concerned the ILCD+EPD data format, which had also been expanded somewhat independently of the standard, and on the other …

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

Price effects for construction services in new and existing buildings Type: Research Project

The DIW Berlin calculation of construction volume determines the annual construction volumes at current prices for new buildings as well as for the modernisation, maintenance and repairs to existing buildings for the residential, commercial and public sectors. In order …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: September 2020 – November 2021

Feasibility study to analyze the public construction volume Type: Research Project

This study aimed to develop approaches for integrating a differentiation of the volume of public construction by territorial authorities into the DIW construction volume calculation. It also examined to what extent it is possible to make a more detailed presentation at …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: June 2021 – November 2021

Integrated planning in the German-Polish Interaction Area Type: Research Project

In the project, cross-border structures and integrated planning processes are currently being developed in four model projects. These are intended to offer solutions to spatially relevant challenges that arise in one or more of the five fields of action of the Common …

Programme: MORO Status: Ongoing Started: Since October 2020

Update of the Notice on the Rules of Data Acquisition and Use in Existing Residential and Non-Residential Buildings 7 April 2015 Type: Research Project

As part of the research project, the rules for data acquisition and use in residential and non-residential buildings were analysed and proposals were developed for supplementary regulations and parameters for the future publication of the rules.

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: December 2019 – May 2020

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. Its manifestation in each country is the product of an individual historical evolutionary path, local market structures as well as the national regulatory framework and funding …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: January 2018 – September 2021

Results of the COVID-19 crisis in the border areas Type: Research Project

This project is to contribute to the spatial differentiation of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by identifying possible consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in German border regions and, as far as possible, describing them quantitatively. In the Franco-German …

Programme: MORO Status: Ongoing Started: Since July 2021

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