The Fraunhofer Center for Conservation and Energy Performance of Historic Buildings Benediktbeuern is located in the Alte Schäfflerei (old barrelmaker's shop) of the Benediktbeuern Monastery. Through research and demonstration work, as well as the acquisition and transfer of knowledge, the center finds answers to issues concerning the sustainable and lasting preservation of evidence marking the identity of our architectural culture.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP and the Fraunhofer Information Center for Regional Planning and Building Construction IRB have restored the listed building dating from the mid-18th century in accordance with historical building requirements and under energy-saving aspects to create a “Transparent Building Site” and have put it to new use. In this way, the center actively promotes the transfer of knowledge between heritage conservation, building practice, research and industry. The technical focus is on the study of historical monuments, old buildings worthy of protection and building physics.