Belgian Renovation Week

15.01.2024 - 18.01.2024


Maison de la Poste, Rue Picard 7 - Tour & Taxis, Brussels

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 will find a brief summary of the topics touched upon in the four days.

Day 1: Navigating Renovation Challenges in the European Union
Kicking off the event is an afternoon dedicated to fostering high-level discussions. Esteemed speakers will share insights into the challenges that renovation encounters within the European Union, this day lays the foundation for dynamic conversations that will echo throughout the week. Afterwards, we invite the attendants to join us for a walking dinner with network opportunities.

Panel members: Ditte Juul Jørgensen – Director-general DG ENER, Oliver Rapf – Executive Director BPIE, Julie Kjestrup – President EuroAce, Chiara Martinelli – Director CAN Europe, moderated by Kira Taylor – Climate and Energy reporter

Starting at 16:00 and concluding approximately at 21:00.

Day 2: Transitioning the Building Sector for Tomorrow
On the second day, our attention is directed towards the ongoing transition within the building sector. Delving into the subject, the agenda meticulously examines multiple themes. In order to reach a successful roll-out of the Renovation Wave, the Energy Performance Certificate  (EPC) is believed to be a key policy instrument. We examine how member states should utilize it. In the afternoon multiple parallel sessions will be organised ranging from the ‘Heat Pump Action plan’ to the role of adaptation & co-creation in construction, innovation, and a forward-looking perspective on deep renovations towards 2050. Additional emphasis will be placed on the pivotal role of first line contact points (one stop shops) —indispensable hubs for guidance and collaboration.

Starting at 9:30 and concludes approximately at 17:00.

Program Day 2 – 16th Jan 2024

Day 3: Materials at the heart of the transition towards sustainable buildings
On day three we invite you to discover the pivotal role of materials in propelling the journey towards sustainable buildings. Beyond the energy performance metrics, the discussion shifts to encompass a broader narrative—reducing greenhouse gases through strategic material choices and embracing the circular economy. Pioneering actions in this realm serve as an inspiration, with action plans, trainings, tools, and project calls lighting the way.

Starting at 8:30 and concludes approximately at 17:00.

Program Day 3 – 17th Jan 2024

Day 4: Unlocking social innovations
On the final day, we will promote the social and sociotechnical aspects of energy renovation. Sociotechnical approaches, district-scale energy renovation, and vulnerable households support will be under the spotlights. Through that journey, we will question our collective and individual perceptions of energy renovation and build a bridge between the technical world and the complexity of human behaviours.

The Belgian Renovation Week will end with a high-level closing session. Panellists will discuss the conclusions of the previous days and share their views and proposals on the salient elements. The session will be followed by an invitation for attendees to join a concluding reception, allowing for informal networking and knowledge sharing as to accelerate and deepen building renovation.

Starting at 9:00 and concludes approximately at 17:30.