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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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

Competition: Networking successfully in Europe – jointly shaping cities and regions Type: Research Project

Numerous success stories from international inter-city cooperation can be found - large cities and border regions already receive attention for their initiatives. But smaller towns and rural counties in Germany also benefit from synergies and inter-municipal exchange …

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

Micro-simulation of housing benefit and structural improvement of related inducements Type: Research Project

In Germany, social housing policy is effected by the means of direct subsidization through the subsistence welfare system (Grundsicherung) and the housing benefit system (Wohngeld). The research project has analysed possibilities for improvement of the structural …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: September 2016 – August 2019

Evaluation concept for the implementation of the framework agreement on serial and modular construction Type: Research Project

Serial and modular construction is considered to have great potential for creating affordable living space. In order to promote the development of the market for these types of construction, the Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs- und Immobilienunternehmen e.V. (Federal …

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

Conceptual and content preparation and evaluation of conferences at BAU 2019 Type: Research Project

By addressing a broad audience, BAU 2019 offered a platform to make the work of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) for the construction of …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: July 2018 – June 2019

Regional Baukultur and Tourism Type: Research Project

Baukultur and tourism are far too rarely handled and linked together. Especially in Germany’s rural regions, qualitative planning and constructing is often not recognised as tourism potential. There are numerous good reasons to change this. For starters, vibrant tourism …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: July 2016 – November 2019

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