Questions concerning the material composition of the building stock gain increasing importance for society in connection with the urban mining debate and the debate about resource conservation potentials (see research line r1, r2 r3 of the BMBF, projects as part of the German resource efficiency program of the UBA and the BBSR, ProgRess, etc.). Knowledge of the material stock is, however, still very patchy. The progressive climate change and increasing weather-related extreme events lead further to a growing social relevance with regard to the vulnerability of existing buildings. The IOER is currently taking on a leading role especially in the field of building and technical infrastructures, which it intends to obtain and develop.
The aim of the project is the systematic management of the necessary building data, needed in the various projects to respond relevant research issues of the Research Areas Resource Efficiency of Settlement Structures and Environmental Risks in Urban and Regional Development. In the project, the already existing IOER building data are structurally matched to each other and combined in a modular interdepartmental database.
Here interested parties can find information on the material composition of different buildings. Details are provided on the specific data used to construct synthetic building types. The site also contains references to current publications on the subject, e.g. on building stocks in Germany or on the recycling potential within the building sector. The database as well as the information portal are under continuous development.