GREAT ECONOMIC SAVINGS AND REDUCTION OF CO2 EMISSIONS
MOSTAR (06.12.2022.) - A Delegation of the World Bank visited four facilities of the University Clinical Hospital Mostar and the Public Institution elementary school "Silvije Strahimir Kranjčević", where energy efficiency measures were implemented. These activities are part of the project "Energy Efficiency of BiH" (BEEP) implemented by the Federal Ministry of Physical Planning, which is financed from a Loan from the World Bank.
„Bosnia and Herzegovina has recognized the importance of energy efficiency, and with the aim of achieving economic sustainability, it has approached additional financing for the project "Energy Efficiency for BiH" (AF BEEP) from world bank loan funds. AF BEEP is a project of utmost importance in the entire process of BiH's accession to the European Union. Aware of the state of public buildings, and the fact that buildings are the largest individual energy consumers, and thus major environmental polluters, we started with the BEEP project, which has so far covered 20 public facilities in Herzegovina-Neretva County, of which 16 are educational and four health institutions. We continued with the renovation thanks to the AF BEEP project, within which four more health institutions were renovated in this county", said Josip Martić, Minister of Physical Planning of the FBiH.
More than 1.9 million KM has been invested in the reconstruction of the University Clinical Hospital Mostar, more precisely in the Clinic for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Skin and Venereal Diseases, the Clinic for Internal Diseases with a Dialysis Center and the Center for Clinical Pharmacology. It is estimated that CO2 emissions will be reduced by 387 tons per year, and the expected energy savings would be about 1360 MWh/year. The works were carried out in accordance with world standards in the field of energy efficiency, and included various measures, from thermal insulation of façade walls, ceiling and roof, partial replacement of lighting fixtures, to replacement of asbestos – cement cover with new ones made of profiled sheet metal.
The World Bank delegation also visited the Public Institution "Silvije Strahimir Kranjčević" elementary school in Mostar, where energy efficiency measures were also implemented. In this school and sports hall, façade openings were replaced, thermal insulation of the façade, flat and sloping roof was made, and energy source was replaced. The existing school boiler room has also been repaired, and an additional room has been adapted for the installation of a new pellet boiler. The amount of investment is 1.092.522,77 KM, and the expected annual energy savings were estimated at 251,796 MWh/yr. Co2 emissions are expected to be reduced by 163 tonnes per year.
Investments in energy efficiency will reduce energy consumption in selected public sector facilities and demonstrate the economic viability of improving energy efficiency, including reducing current energy costs and related public expenditures.
The implementation of energy efficiency measures in public buildings began in 2015. The focus of the Project are, primarily buildings of high social importance, such as facilities of educational and health institutions, but also other public facilities. By the end of 2020, 25,088,140.12 KM (including VAT) was invested in the renovation of 55 facilities of health, education and other institutions. Estimated annual savings amount to 3.044.353 KM (including VAT), and co2 emissions reduction of 4,565 tonnes per year are expected.
The results achieved through projects of the World Bank for Energy Efficiency in BiH (BEEP and Additional Financing for BEEP) are the best example of good synergy between the ministry, the project team and financiers, because through an investment of 43 million BAM, 83 public buildings have been renovated so far (with a total area of more than 260,000 m2), and the comfort of stay for more than 476,500 users has been improved.The implementation of activities within the BEEP and AF BEEP projects is expected to reduce CO2 emissions of almost 9,000 tons per year, while energy savings on an annual level amount to 31,716 MWh.