Measures of energy efficiency to produce savings in the Central Bosnia Canton

20 Jun 2014

imagePrime Minister of the Central Bosnia Canton, Mr. Tahir Lendo and Mr. Armin Sirćo, UNDP Programme Coordinator
Today, Prime Minister of the Central Bosnia Canton, Mr. Tahir Lendo and Mr. Armin Sirćo, UNDP Programme Coordinator, signed an agreement for the project on Institutionalisation of Energy Management and Action Plan for Energy Efficiency in Bosnia and Herzegovina, worth 227,520.00 BAM.

As a part of its work, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) places special focus towards improving energy efficiency in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Implementation of energy efficiency projects reduces CO2 emissions, energy consumption, creates a better understanding of energy efficiency and most importantly, saves budget funds.  

“United Nations Development Programme has been present in the Central Bosnia Canton for quite some time now, and grew to become one of the most important project partners of the Cantonal Government. Preparation of energy efficiency studies for all buildings owned by the Cantonal Government is of great importance. Thus, government institutions will address the issue of systematic monitoring of energy consumption in public buildings, encourage reconstruction, rehabilitation of buildings, installations, metering systems, improve working and living conditions, and protect the environment. Our desire is to be a part of the European system in the field of energy efficiency, which we will certainly achieve thanks to this project with UNDP and their significant help”, said Mr. Tahir Lendo.

“The study of the existing building conditions and energy consumption of public buildings, energy audits and energy efficiency action plan are tools that will allow the Cantonal Government to target future investment in energy efficiency measures, and which will directly lead to energy savings and reduction of CO2 emissions. Saved budgetary funds can then be directed to where needed the most. Introduction of the Energy Management Information System (EMIS) will allow monitoring of the energy consumption in all cantonal buildings on a regular basis”, said Mr. Armin Sirćo.

By signing the Agreement, the United Nations Development Program will provide assistance to the Government of the Central Bosnia Canton to institutionalise energy management, and prepare the Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, in order to protect the environment and make savings in the budget.

Expected results include preparation of energy consumption study for all public buildings under the jurisdiction of the Cantonal Government, conducting audits of 15 public buildings, within competencies of the Government of the Central Bosnia Canton, drafting the Cantonal Action Plan for Energy Efficiency and the establishment of mechanisms for monitoring and reporting on energy consumption.