Seventh press release for Project TRIBUTE

TRIBUTE project stayed on the working tracks during summer 2022. On July 28th and 29th, the City of Novi Sad, as one of TRIBUTE project’s IPA partners hosted the 4th Steering Committee Meeting which was organized back-to-back with the 1st TRIBUTE Transnational Stakeholder Network (TSN) Meeting.

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, this was the first opportunity since the beginning of the project, to organize a meeting in presence. However, project partners met again on September 6th in Milan for the 2nd TRIBUTE Transnational Stakeholder Network (TSN) Meeting, organized in the framework of the 50th European Transport Conference (ETC 2022) that took place from 7th to 9th September 2022 at the Politecnico di Milano premises. Project partners from Polimi, Milan, Maribor, Patras, Sarajevo and Zagreb had the chance to present the preliminary project results and the ongoing activities to a very wide audience, including experts in the field of transport and public body representatives. It was agreed that the living labs and the outcomes of the pilot actions will be included in a special issue on “Innovative and Sustainable Urban Mobility solutions in the Cities of the Adriatic-Ionian Region”, expected to be published on the “Sustainability” journal.

Project is entering in last months of its implementation and a lot of work is still ahead of the project team.


TRIBUTE project: Integrated and innovative actions to promote sustainable urban mobility

Supported by the Interreg ADRION program funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the IPA II Fund

Politecnico di Milano launched the TRIBUTE Project - Integrated and innovative actions to improve sustainable urban mobility within the European transnational cooperation program Interreg ADRION with 8 cities in the Adriatic-Ionian region (Ljubljana, Maribor, Milan, Novi Sad, Patras, Podgorica Sarajevo and Zagreb)

In order to meet the challenges posed by the rapid diffusion of new technologies in the transport sector and the need for innovative mobility solutions to cope with socio-economic and demographic changes, project partners will individually develop 8 pilot actions including: innovative public transport services; A network of "green" bicycle routes and the management of very congested road corridors.

The project is supported by the Interreg ADRION program funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the IPA II Fund.

 


ENERGY CERTIFICATION OF PUBLIC FACILITIES AND CONDUCT OF TRAINING WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT OF MEASURES TO INCREASE ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN PUBLIC FACILITIES

"ENERGY CERTIFICATION OF PUBLIC FACILITIES AND CONDUCT OF TRAINING WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE IMPLEMENTATION

PROJECT OF MEASURES TO INCREASE ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN PUBLIC FACILITIES"

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF SPATIAL PLANNING

IMPLEMENTATION UNIT OF THE WORLD BANK PROJECT "ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BIH ("BEEP")

Trainings were held for energy managers, representatives of cantons/municipalities and public facilities as part of the project "Energy certification of public facilities and training as part of the implementation project of improving energy efficiency in public facilities", on June 1 and 2 in Mostar, and on June 7 and June 8 in Sarajevo in 2022.

Bosnia and Herzegovina recognized the importance of energy efficiency (EE), so with the aim of realizing the economic sustainability of energy efficiency projects and the process of joining the European Union, it started financing the project "Energy Efficiency in Bosnia and Herzegovina" (BEEP) from loans from the World Bank, i.e. the International Development Association (IDA). This is the largest energy efficiency project in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for which the Federal Ministry of Spatial Planning, through the Implementation Unit of the BEEP project, responsible for the preparation, coordination, management and implementation of the project in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, hired consulting companies (CETEOR d.o.o. Sarajevo and ENOVA d.o.o. Sarajevo ) for the implementation of the project entitled "Energy certification of public buildings and training within the implementation project of improving energy efficiency in public buildings". The development goal of BEEP is to demonstrate the benefits of improving energy efficiency in public sector facilities and to support the development of adaptive financing models for energy efficiency.

Following the success of the project from previous years, BEEP continued its activities in 2022 at 37 public facilities located in Sarajevo, Zenica-Doboj, Tuzla, and Herzegovina-Neretva cantons, with the support of the legally prescribed guidelines from 2019 regarding the establishment energy management system at all levels of government in FBIH. The guidelines are prescribed by the Rulebook on the Information System of Energy Efficiency in BiH (Official Gazette of the Federation of BiH No. 2/19), the so-called ISEE adopted by the Federal Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry (FMERI), whose purpose is to facilitate the user, i.e. energy manager of different degrees of responsibility, data collection, monitoring of energy and water consumption, and realized savings from implemented energy efficiency projects.

The project started its activities in 2016 and in each subsequent year it worked hard on the implementation of project components. The purpose of the facility's implementation was to reduce CO2 emissions, which means switching to cleaner energy sources, reducing air pollution in the winter period caused by the improper and inefficient burning of fuels that are currently in use, increasing the level of comfort in facilities, a positive impact on employment in the construction sector, increasing awareness of energy efficiency in the communities involved, and generally reducing local pollution. The benefits of EE are the result of the implementation of measures to increase energy efficiency in public buildings in FBIH (replacement of windows, installation of thermal facade, improvement of the heating system, lighting...); by increasing the capacity in the area, by providing training services for future energy managers, appointed persons in front of municipal and cantonal authorities, and representatives of public facilities that take care of the facility; activities of filling public building databases; and increasing the skills of target participants in the field of energy efficiency, renewable sources, energy management, relevant energy policies and norms and standards.

In the period from 2016-2020, a total of 55 public buildings were renovated, with a heated area of 166,913 m2. Thermal comfort in public facilities was improved for a total of 457,009 users; CO2 emissions were reduced by 4,564 t/year, and 1,325 green jobs were created. Total estimated energy savings amounted to 12,333,420 kWh/year with a total average investment in works of 25,088,140.12 KM. The average investment per object was 456,148.00 KM.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

 

 


Western Balkan Countries Residential Energy Efficiency Market Assessment

CETEOR was sub-contracted  by Eco Ltd (E Co.) for the project „Western Balkan Countries Residential Energy Efficiency Market Assessment“, conducted for the World Bank. The implementation period of the project was from  February 2021 to December 2021. CETEOR’s role in the assignment was to collect and digest information about energy efficiency in the residential sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including policy and market information, energy parameters, and barriers to investment.


ENERGY CERTIFICATE

According to the applicable regulations on energy efficiency in FBiH, i.e. the "Regulation on conducting energy audits and issuing energy certificates" ("Official Gazette of the Federation of BiH" No. 87/18), for each newly constructed building, before the technical inspection, the investor/owner is obliged to obtain an Energy Certificate.

In 2021, after the conducted audit, CETEOR Sarajevo issued an Energy Certificate for the residential and commercial building "SARAJEVO TOWER" - Zone 1 (residential part).


Energy Efficiency Refurbishment of Public Buildings in Prizren

CETEOR Sarajevo has successfully implemented the project “Energy Efficiency Refurbishment of Public Buildings in Prizren” 2020, funded by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The overall objective of the Project is to introduce an integrated management support system for planning reliable and affordable energy renovation programmes for public buildings in the Municipality of Prizren.

The Study is prepared with presented: (i) comprehensive building stock database, (ii) review of the energy performance and possible solutions for up to 100 public buildings (identified schools and healthcare buildings) in Prizren and (iii) investment programme structured in three (3) main investment categories (short term, mid-term and long-term investments).

Implementation of EE investment program will generate a range of benefits for Prizren's economy, thus providing increased energy savings, diminishment of energy imports and a lower trade deficit, greater longevity of adjusted buildings and decreases in the emission of greenhouse gases.


Energy Efficiency Refurbishment of Public Buildings in Pristina

CETEOR Sarajevo has successfully implemented the project “Energy Efficiency Refurbishment of Public Buildings in Pristina” 2019, funded by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The overall objective of the Project is to introduce an integrated management support system for planning reliable and affordable energy renovation programmes for public buildings in the Municipality of Prishtina.

The Study is prepared with presented: (i) comprehensive building stock database, (ii) review of the energy performance and possible solutions for up to 50 public buildings (identified schools and healthcare buildings) in Pristina and (iii) investment programme structured in three (3) main investment categories (short term, mid-term and long-term investments).

Implementation of EE investment program will generate a range of benefits for Pristina's economy, thus providing increased energy savings, diminishment of energy imports and a lower trade deficit, greater longevity of adjusted buildings and decreases in the emission of greenhouse gases.