Centre for Real Estate

Welcome to the website of the Centre for Real Estate at KIT

Word Cloud Real Estate

The Centre for Real Estate is part of the Department of Economics and Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). It combines the research activities and educational programmes of the Institute of Sustainable Management of Housing and Real Estate (Prof. Lützkendorf) and the RICS/KIT Shared Professorship on Property Valuation and Sustainability (Prof. Lorenz). 

Within the scientific structure of KIT, the Centre for Real Estate belongs to Division II: Informatics, Economics, and Society. It is dedicated to the KIT Focus Humans and Technology and its Multidisciplinary Issue Sustainable Development.

The main objective of the Centre for Real Estate is to integrate the principles of sustainable development into real estate research, education and professional practices. This is a contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

New results to carbon footprint of buildings

A scientific paper to the meaning and share of embodied emissions of greenhouse gases of buildings was published. For further information please go to: https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/S0306261919317945?token=3A1BC77EFFE6F75B8AEB5E93B1B995400F2CBE89C508367259B6EEF1DBD29233F75B6CC8540BA180365C30108E900E18.

Grazer Declaration for Climate Protection in the Built Environment

Researchers of the chair were involved in the drafting of the declaration and among the first signatories. Introduction of mandatory design targets for the carbon footprint of buildings before 2015 are amongst the goals, mentioned in the declaration.
For further information please go to: https://www.buildingsandcities.org/insights/news/graz-declaration-built-environment.html

You can sign the declaration here: https://www.tugraz.at/en/events/sbe19/graz-declaration/graz-declaration/

"Buildings & Cities"-Journal

Buildings & Cities“ – a new non-profit #OA journal – will first appear in June 2019. You can find further information at:  www.buildingsandcities.org.

Our institute supports the journal by cooperation on the editorial board and the first call for paper to the topic "Carbon metrics for buildings and cities: Assessing and controlling GHG-emissions across different scales".


BINE Themeninfo - Wirtschaftlichkeitsrechnung

Gemeinsam mit dem IWU Darmstadt wurden Berechnungsmethoden und Benchmarks für Wohnungsbau und Immobilienwirtschaft zusammengestellt und kommentiert.

Business case for the use of life cycle metrics in construction and real estate

WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) veröffentlicht Studie zum „Business case for the use of life cycle metrics in construction and real estate”.

FIWI unterstützte das Projekt durch Mitarbeit in der Advisory Group.


Initiative zur Begrenzung von CO2-Emissionen im Immobilienbereich

Das Fachgebiet für Immobilienwirtschaft (FIWI) beteiligt sich an einer neuen Initiative zur Begrenzung von CO2-Emissionen im Immobilienbereicht. Weitere Inforamtionen finden Sie hier:  http://www.buildingscarbonbudget.org/chapters/3-3-exploring-consumer-co2-budgets/

Projekt Nachhaltigkeit 2017 - Transformation
Auszeichnung für Projekt "Reallabor 131: KIT findet Stadt"

Das Projekt "Reallabor 131: KIT findet Stadt" wurde durch den Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung (RNE) mit dem Qualitätssiegel „Projekt Nachhaltigkeit 2017“ ausgezeichnet und unter 240 Mitbewerbern als eines von vier wichtigen Transformationsprojekten ausgewählt.

FIWI ist an der Vollerhebung in der Oststadt sowie an der Erarbeitung eines entwicklungsbegleitenden Nachhaltigkeitsbewertungssystems beteiligt. http://www.tatenfuermorgen.de

Responsible Business Resource

UN Global Compact and RICS publish Responsible Business Resource: Advancing Responsible Business Practices in Land, Construction, Real Estate Use and Investment (developed with the involvement of the Centre for Real Estate)

Climate Action Programme 2020

The German Government's Climate Action Programme 2020 stipulates the use of sustainability assessment systems for buildings (policy measure 4.11.5). The Centre for Real Estate significantly contributed to the development and testing of the mentioned assessment system (BNB).

United Nations Environment Programme

Greening the Building Supply Chain (developed with the involvement of the Centre for Real Estate)

LeNa - Guideline for Sustainability Management

The Centre for Real Estate (FIWI) is involved in the joint research project "LeNa -Guideline for Sustainability Management" in research organisations, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Within this joint research project, the Centre for Real Estate is responsible for the sub-project "Construction and Operation of Buildings and Infrastructure".

Aktuells zum Lehrstuhlbetrieb und Lehre


Information zur Online-Anmeldung zur Prüfung "Bauökologie II".

Die Hauptklausur findet am 30.07.2014, 09:00 - 10:00 Uhr, Geb. 10.91, Redtenbacher HS statt.

Anmelde-/Abmeldefrist: 03.07.2014 - 26.07.2014.


Die Nachklausur findet am 08.10.2014, 09:00 - 10:00 Uhr, Geb. 10.21, Benz HS statt.

Anmelde-/Abmeldefrist: 12.09.14 - 04.10.2014

Aktuelles zum Lehrstuhlbetrieb

Hinweis bzgl. Besucher-/Lieferadresse:
Wegen baulichen Maßnahmen ist der Lehrstuhl vorrübergehend umgezogen. Die neue Adresse lautet:
Engesserst. 6, Geb. 20.52, 2. OG

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