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. Each year, on 21 March, ES-SO celebrates Global Shading Day, highlighting the importance of solar shading in combatting global warming and making buildings more climate resilient.

ES-SO Activities at R&T 2024 

From 19-23 February 2024 R+T Stuttgart takes place in Germany. ES-SO organises a series of activities during the fair. Join us!

  • 21 February 9.30-12.30: ES-SO Seminar, agenda click here
  • 21 February 14.30-17.30: ISSAF Technical Committee: closed Seminar
  • 22-23 February: Campfire Sessions, agenda click  here.
  • 19-23 February: ES-SO Booth, entrance hall EO328  

We are a proud member of UNEP-hosted Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

Anders Hall, President ES-SO