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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New Urban Agenda of the United Nations: characterising, measuring and visualising the progress of its implementation across various levels Type: Research Project

Compact urban development, the efficient use of resources, mobility in cities and regions as well as the well-being of all are the core messages of the New Urban Agenda adopted by the United Nations as global guiding principle of modern urban development. From 2022, the …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Ongoing Started: Seit December 2019

Expansion of municipal property portfolios through construction and acquisition as a housing policy Type: Research Project

Since 2009, the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBSR) has been gathering information on municipal property portfolios through nationwide surveys every three years. The ExWoSt research project ‘Expansion of municipal property portfolios through …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: November 2017 – December 2020

Conducting an expert conference on the influence of parking space requirements on construction costs in residential construction Type: Research Project

Regarding the high construction costs of parking spaces, the "Commission to Reduce Building Costs" recommended that the states and municipalities adapt the parking space requirements to today's demand as part of careful urban development planning. At the conference …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: December 2016 – December 2019

Update of the brochure "BNB – Office and administration buildings" Type: Research Project

The Assessment System for Sustainable Building for Federal Buildings (BNB) is a holistic assessment procedure for office and administrative buildings. The aim of the project was to update, further develop and supplement the information brochure "Assessment System for …

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

Work aid for adaptation of BNB – development of a work aid for the application of the BNB to construction measures for which no system variant exists Type: Research Project

The Sustainable Building Assessment System (BNB), which has been in use since 2011 for the holistic consideration and assessment of sustainability aspects for buildings, was expanded in 2013 to include "analogous application". This scope of application is to be expanded …

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

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

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

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