The Energy and Sustainable Building Department of the Walloon Region has been working for more than 20 years in the field of the Rational Use of Energy and the valorisation of the local sources of energy, renewable or not.

The activities tend to cover all sectors of consumption through some adapted means. Special measures are focused on informing and raising awareness of households (Guichets de l’Energie)on training of Energy Managers in the service industries (offices, hospitals, schools), on professional training (learning tools), on energy accountancy (tertiary sector and industry).

R.D.D. activities are mainly in the field of buildings (bioclimatism), ovens and combustion, biomass valorisation and other forms of renewable energies.

The Energy and Sustainable Building Department has also an important participation in some international programs (IEA, European Union) and is responsible for the adaptation of various European directive (EPBD, ESD, renewables) to Walloon law.


Best Practices

Wallonia region, BE – “Energ-ethical municipality” Charter

Sustainable energy actions need to be implemented at all levels of governance, however municipalities often lack the resources, capacity, and know-how for sustainable energy management. As a result they need the help of technical staff funded by the region and composed of energy advisers.


Le défi de la convergence des intérêts en matière de rénovation énergétique en Wallonie

Cet article se base sur les recherches menées au cours de la première année du projet Energ-Ethic, financé par la Wallonie – DGO4

Nouvel outil d’aide aux concepteurs de projets à haute performance énergétique : le carnet de projet de la Région Wallonne

Plate-forme Maison Passive asbl, avec le soutien de la Région Wallonne  DGO4, a élaboré le carnet de projet : véritable outil pratique destiné aux concepteurs de projets à haute performance énergétique !


The Challenges and Solutions for Middle-Income Regions within the EU Cohesion Policy beyond 2020

The last global financial crisis and its aftermath exposed many European regions and cities to many unsustainable growth models. Globalisation has a highly differentiated impact on EU regions.