Welcome to the world of solar shading  

ES-SO is a non-profit organisation under Belgian law that aims to promote the positive impact of solar shading on indoor climate management, thereby supporting the EU’s ambitious energy-efficiency goals. ES-SO is the European umbrella organisation of professional solar shading organisations. Based in Brussels, it is ideally located to guarantee that the voice of the industry is heard and that it can make a positive contribution to the European energy targets. 

Energy-friendly, passive cooling

As the Earth's climate changes, heat waves and heat-related deaths are increasing. Smart solar shading is a vital solution to prevent overheating in buildings. By adopting smart solar shading solutions, we can actively contribute to mitigating climate change and creating a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Become an expert 

At ES-SO Academy, we understand that staying at the forefront of industry developments is vital. Therefore, our courses are thoughtfully designed to empower you with the latest insights, strategies, and skills needed to excel in this dynamic field. Our courses are meticulously crafted by industry experts who possess an extensive wealth of knowledge and practical experience. Upon successful completion of our courses, you will have the opportunity to earn the prestigious ES-SO Smart Solar Shading Certificate

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We are a proud member of United Nations Global Alliance for Building and Construction

Anders Hall, President ES-SO