The IWU - About us
The Institut Wohnen und Umwelt GmbH (IWU) - institute for housing and environment - is a non-profit research institute of the shareholders State of Hesse and city of Darmstadt. The institute does basic research as well as applied research and has an emphasis on interdisciplinary work.
Besides the institutional funding by the shareholders the institute acquires third-party funding from municipal to European level. Four fields of research can be distinguished:
- Housing markets and housing policy
- Assessment and optimisation of the energy performance of buildings
- Strategic monitoring of building stocks
- Logics of action of actors in the building sector
Read more about the different fields of activities.