8th TRIBUTE newsletter

TRIBUTE is now entering the last semester of the project lifetime, and the expectation for its final outcomes is growing as the project is showing its preliminary results.

In fact, on November 2022 the TRIBUTE living labs on city mobility produced their first reports. These will be feeding the ongoing activities of the TRIBUTE Transnational Network (TN) of stakeholders in the Adriatic-Ionian (AI) Region.  The implementation of the pilot actions continued in the 8 cities involved in the projects.  City of Sarajevo is working on the implementation of the mobility islands, as a new concept of sustainable urban mobility. The islands of mobility includes a charging station for electric vehicles, parking for bicycles and other equipment that contributes to urban mobility, while the Lead Partner, the Politecnico di Milano, is investigating the enabling factors and the potential barriers for the transferability of the pilot actions to the other cities of the AI Region. On December 16th a Steering Committee (STC) meeting has been organized on-line with the presence the representatives of the Adrion JS in order to adjust the spending for the final reporting period and to prepare the next STC and the 3rd TN meeting to be held in Zagreb on 7-8 February 2023.


CETEOR solemnly celebrated its thirtieth anniversary

CETEOR celebrated 30 years of existence and work on 08.12.2022. in the "Vienna Tavern" of Hotel Europe. A festive program was held with an address by the founder and representative of the CETEOR company.

CETEOR celebrated its 30th anniversary as one of the leading companies engaged in providing support for the environmental, social, economic and technological development of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since its establishment in 1992, CETEOR has been operating in the field of sustainable development, primarily in the field of environment and energy. Through its activities, it always strives to be a link between business, academia, government organizations and international organizations.

The CETEOR team consists of a multidisciplinary team of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, architects, chemical engineers, agricultural and technology engineers, environmental protection engineers and economists. In addition to the team consisting of permanent employees, our team consists of permanent associates of various professions (professors from the faculty, individual experts and freelancers, researchers, analysts, etc.).

We would like to thank everyone for the congratulations on CETEOR's birthday and those who graced the celebration with their presence, with the desire to continue our good cooperation in the future.


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).