Specializations in research and development:

Material experiments: Lightweight wood chipping concrete, renewable resources, timber construction
Façade technology: Adaptive building envelopes, building-integrated solar technology, decentralized ventilation concepts, building greening, building with systems



Current research projects:

[Source: Peter Bonfig, Munich]

- Façade shutters – high technology using biogenic materials – a universal toolbox as a re-interpretation of the window shutter/FabioW [funding code: 22031012] (February 2016 – January 2018)
Project partners: THN, Faculty of Civil Engineering/Faculty of Business Administration/Institute for Energy and Building - ieg; Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Polymer Technology (LKT); Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Holzkirchen campus; TECNARO GmbH, Ilsfeld-Auenstein; Joma-Polytec GmbH, Bodelshausen; ROMA KG, Burgau
Researchers: Peter Bonfig et al.
Funding: Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR)

- Development of an envelope surface concept for existing buildings belonging to Stadtentwässerung und Umweltanalytik Nürnberg (SUN) using green façades and decentralized facility technology (November 2015 – August 2016)
Researchers: Jan Serode; Boris Bott
Funding: Stadtentwässerung und Umweltanalytik Nürnberg (SUN)

Research projects completed:

- SOLLEKTOR and skylight dome – Innovative use of daylight by the flat roof (November 2013 – April 2015)
Project partners: Prof. Friedo Mosler, Faculty of Civil Engineering; Prof. Hans Poisel, POF Application Center; Prof. Wolfram Stephan, Institute for Energy and Building - ieg, all Nuremberg Institute of Technology
Researchers: Thomas Berghofer; Marcel Neberich; Schmidt, Verena/Bloos, Martin/Franz, Mario
Funding: STAEDTLER Foundation, Nuremberg
Collaboration: BavarianOptics GmbH, Nuremberg

- Façade-integrated decentralized facility technology (November 2012 – June 2015)
Initial project: Nuremberg Campus of Technology – NCT Energy and Storage Technologies
Researchers: Jan Serode; Florian Bader
Funding: Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts, Munich

- Lightweight wood chipping concrete as a material for renovating external walls (January 2012 – March 2014)
Project partners: Prof. Thomas Freimann, Faculty of Civil Engineering
Researchers: Rothenberger, Thomas/Markus Thoma; Benjamin Schillinger; Carola Berger; Götz, Christina/Johnscher, Florian; Thomas Killing
Funding: Bayerisches Baugewerbe Foundation, Munich
Collaboration: L. u. H. Keilholz GmbH, Nuremberg

- Lightweight wood chipping concrete with textile reinforcement – Composite material for plate-shaped components (October 2009 – March 2011)
Project partners: Prof. Thomas Freimann, Faculty of Civil Engineering
Researchers: Peter Bonfig; Thomas Rothenberger; Koepchen, Anna/Bauer, Wolfgang; Svenja Burger; Jörg Falk; Ertan Karaköse; Stefanie Lemke; Peter Nowak; Markus Thoma; Orhan Tutav; Zambelli, Anne/Weinmann, Michael; Thomas Killing; Florian Johnscher
Funding: STAEDTLER Foundation, Nuremberg

- Study: Energy-saving measures in existing one- and two-family houses in the city of Erlangen (April 2009 – January 2012, “preliminary study”)
Project partners: Prof. Hubert Kress, Faculty of Architecture
Researchers: Patrycja Bolek; Svenja Burger; Ertan Karaköse; Peter Nowak; Johannes Rudel
Funding: Stadtsparkasse Erlangen