With its energy transition policy and corresponding programmes, such as the German Resource Efficiency Programme (ProgRess) the Federal Republic of Germany has set itself the goal of establishing the sustainable use of energy and resources.

The research group deals on the one hand with the field of recycling of construction materials – building rubble is one of the largest waste streams in Bavaria – and on the other hand with thermal insulation composite systems (TICS), which make a significant contribution to energy saving in existing buildings.