World Bank Delegation visits renovated facilities

Press release


Yesterday and today, the World Bank delegation visited the facilities of the Police Academy of the Federal Ministry of Interior in Sarajevo and the Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology of the University of Zenica, 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 and funded by a loan from the World Bank.

“This visit is part of our regular activities, intending to continuously monitor the implementation of energy efficiency measures in public facilities that are part of the BEEP project. We can say that the works have been successfully realized, and we believe this project will be able to be further improved in the future. We are pleased that students will have adequate space that we think will encourage them to work, learn and achieve better results”, said Christopher Sheldon, World Bank Country Manager for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

The implementation of energy efficiency measures in public buildings began in 2016. By the end of 2020, 25,088,140.12 KM (including VAT) was invested in the renovation of 55 buildings of health, educational and other institutions. Estimated annual savings amount to 3,039,828 KM (including VAT) and CO2 emissions have been reduced by 4,564 tons per year.

“BiH has recognized the importance of energy efficiency, and to achieve economic sustainability, it has approached additional funding for the project” Energy Efficiency for BiH (AF BEEP) from World Bank loans. AF BEEP is a project of great importance in the entire process of BiH’s accession to the European Union. In the second phase of AF BEEP, it is planned to implement energy efficiency measures at 40 facilities, of which 25 have been renovated so far “, said Josip Martic, Minister of Physical Planning of FBiH.

The total value of performed works at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology of the University of Zenica amounted to 1,228,476.43 KM. Measures for thermal insulation of external walls and roof, replacement of external carpentry/locksmithing, partial change of lighting and installation of thermostatic valves, and replacement of thermal substation were carried out at this facility. These works saved a total of 613,473 kWh / year of thermal energy.

“These are the largest investments set aside so far for the works on building the Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology.” In addition to achieving significant savings and reducing CO2 emissions, we have created excellent conditions for students and their professors, which will undoubtedly contribute to the quality of the teaching process“, said Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Zenica-Doboj Canton Spahija Kozlic.

The FMUP Police Academy is also satisfied with the investments and works within the project “Energy Efficiency in BiH” (BEEP). According to experts, this building will also reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, which will amount to 425.3 t / CO2 annually. 944,207.97 KM was invested in this facility, and the estimated energy savings after the realization, on an annual level, amounts to 2,214,841 kWh / year.

“We at the FMUP Police Academy are satisfied with what has been done. Thermal insulation of façade walls was done, existing carpentry and locksmithing was replaced, roof and ceiling thermal insulation was done, dynamic thermostatic valves were installed, lighting fixtures were partially replaced, and by installing calorimeters, temperature and humidity sensors, we had the opportunity to monitor savings are more than obvious”, believes Damir Vejo, director of the Academy.

The visit ended with a discussion on ways to improve the implementation of the project itself, which in the future would facilitate the entire process of implementing energy efficiency measures, both for users of facilities and contractors.

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.