Belgian Renovation Week 2024


The Belgian Renovation Week aims to address the environmental impact of buildings, responsible for 40% of EU energy consumption. The event focuses on fostering discussions, examining policy instruments like the Energy Performance Certificate, and exploring themes such as materials’ role, social innovations, and district-scale energy renovation, with the goal of envisioning a sustainable future and encouraging networking among stakeholders, policymakers, and the public.

EnergyVille/VITO is co-host of the Day 2 session “Innovating Renovations: Pioneering the Future of Built Environment Transformation”, with our EnergyVille/VITO colleague Maarten De Groote moderating both that and another session on Day 2, as well as participating as an expert panel member during one of the Day 4 sessions.

Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

In the pursuit of a greener and more liveable future, the significance of renovation has emerged as a cornerstone of change. Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of EU energy consumption and 36% of the energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings are therefore the single largest energy consumer in Europe. Heating, cooling and domestic hot water account for 80% of the energy that we, citizens, consume. As carbon emissions keep affecting our planet’s health, and the drive for comfortable, energy-efficient homes becomes stronger, the need for creative and innovative solutions is more urgent than ever before.

Belgium invites you to attend this event that surpasses conventional limitations and envisages a sustainable future. The Belgian Renovation Week is scheduled from the 15th to the 18th of January, taking place in Maison de la Poste (Tour & Taxis), Brussels.

The event holds a special focus on European policy makers, recognizing their pivotal role in shaping regulations and standards that can propel the renovation movement.


Bellow you can find the topics that will be touched upon in the course of the four event days:

Day 1: Navigating Renovation Challenges in the European Union

Day 2: Transitioning the Building Sector for Tomorrow

  • With the session “Innovating Renovations: Pioneering the Future of Built Environment Transformation”, co-hosted by EnergyVille/VITO and moderated by EnergyVille/VITO colleague Maarten De Groote
  • With the session “Energizing the Renovation Challenge: EPC as Guiding Policy Instrument”, moderated by EnergyVille/VITO colleague Maarten De Groote

Day 3: Materials at the heart of the transition towards sustainable buildings

Day 4: Unlocking social innovations

  • With the session “Energy Renovation at a District Scale: What Opportunities, What Perspectives?”, with our EnergyVille/VITO colleague Maarten De Groote participating as an expert panel member

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