Celebrate with us outstanding projects using ETICS

In order to mitigate climate change, countries around the globe signed the Paris Agreement back in 2015. To limit the global temperature increase to 1.5°C, max. 2°C, the European Union launched the Green Deal aiming to decarbonise its economy by 2050. With the Renovate2Recover and the REPowerEU initiatives Europe addresses a huge leverage to strengthen energy security by reducing the energy demand whilst easing the shift from fossil fuels to renewables. In parallel, the Renovation Wave will release huge investments into a greener future, helping to boost national economies and preserving domestic value chains and employment.

Buildings play a crucial role. Europe‘s building stock accounts for 36% CO2 emissions and 40% of energy demand. It offers a huge leverage to contribute not only to environmental protection, but also to good health, living comfort and economic growth. This requires that all new buildings comply already with the nZEB and the zero-emission standard as they will not undergo major renovation before 2050. Even more important: without significantly increasing renovation rates and renovation depths of our current building stock, Europe will fail to achieve its ambitions and miss opportunities.

The EAE Awards demonstrate that energy-efficient buildings and superb architecture go hand in hand.We reward and showcase innovative technical, sustainable, and aesthetical solutions. Awarded projects will be used to further promote the benefits of energy-efficient facades. Transforming theory into real buildings will help to accelerate the urgently needed market uptake and motivate building owners recognize the full benefits of thermally improved façades.

Energy Efficiency meets Architecture

This is the motto of EAE’s next high-level event at the heart of European decision-making! The EAE Awards 2023/2024 Celebration will take place on Wednesday, 22 May 2024 in Brussels/Belgium (12:00 – 19:00 CEST). The event will be held at the THON Hotel EU, Wetstraat/Rue de la loi 75, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, https://www.thonhotels.com/our-hotels/belgium/brussels/thon-hotel-eu/. It is located close to the European institutions.

This website will be permanently updated to keep you informed. The conference language will be English.
Following the provisional program (all times are given in CEST; will be updated permanently).

From 12:00       arrival and registration of participants

Joint lunch

13:00 – 15:00    Session 1: Efficiency first – why buildings play a crucial role

Welcome of participants
Jacek W. Kulig, EAE President, Poland
Raf De Haes, President of xthermo.be, Façade Insulating System Association, Belgium

Latest trends in the European ETICS market
Ralf Pasker, EAE Managing Director, Germany

EAE’s European Energy Efficiency Guide 2024: A true Renovation Wave for a Sustainable Future
Kerstin Lohr, Forschungsinstitut für Wärmeschutz München (FIW Munich), Germany

EPBD.wise: Bringing European Building Policy to Life
Rose Hartwig-Peillon, Policy & Events Officer, EuroACE – Energy Efficient Buildings & Renovate Europe

Bringing Technical Expertise and Private Financing Together – Collaboration is key.
Raffael Rackwitz, DEN – Deutsches Energieberater Netzwerk e. V., Germany

15:00 – 15:30    Coffee break

15:30 – 18:00    Session 2: ETICS & architecture – Putting the EPBD into practice

Energy Performance of Buildings – the new Legislative Framework
Stefan Moser, Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Energy, unit B.3: Buildings and Products

EAE Awards 2023/2024 – Awarding Ceremony
Nominated projects: https://www.ea-etics.com/eae-award/nominees/

Niko Wauters, architect, winner of the EAE Awards 2021, Belgium

Adrian Joyce, Secretary General of EuroACE – Energy Effcient Buildings & Campaign Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign, Ireland

Summary of the day

Prof. Zuzana Sternova, EAE Vice President, Slovak Republic

18:00 – 19:00    Cocktail reception


Registration open!

Registrations to the EAE Awards 2023/2024 Celebration are open. The conference is held and organized by EAE with the support of our Belgian member association Xthermo.be – Façade Insulating System Association and Renovate Europe.

Your data necessary for the registration and to inform you about news related to the event will be stored and shared with both EAE and Xthermo to the extent necessary to organize the event. We will keep registered participants informed via email about updates.

Ticket price

The participation in the event is free of charge.


During the event pictures will be taken and possibly the event or parts of it will be recorded. EAE might decide to livestream the event in parallel (not intended yet). Recordings might be made available publicly for EAE’s communication purposes. Participants and speakers agree to these conditions with their registration.

Hotel rooms

We kindly ask you to book your rooms individually. Reservations at the THON Hotel EU can be made here: https://www.thonhotels.com/our-hotels/belgium/brussels/thon-hotel-eu/

EAE Marketing & Technical Committee Meeting 23 May 2024 (EAE members only)

EAE members, please do not forget to register for our joint committee meeting the day after the conference as this will be necessary to organize this meeting in parallel.

Final remarks

In the unlikely event that the conference cannot be held as planned, we will find adequate alternatives to the best of our abilities (e. g. postponement or online event). Registered participants will immediately be informed once the decision has been taken.

With your registration you agree to the abovementioned conditions.

Registration Form

We look forward welcoming you in Brussels!