Energy Efficiency

More buildings to get energy efficiency upgrades in Republika Srpska


June 7, 2017





June 7, 2017




The Republika Srpska government is planning to implement a number of energy efficiency projects, Prime Minister Željka Cvijanović said. The projects to improve the energy efficiency of 31 buildings will be financed from a World Bank loan of USD 13 million.

The loan has a repayment period of 25 years with a five year grace period and at interest rates of 1.25% and 1.4%.

She told a ceremony to mark the start of reconstruction of an elementary school in the town of Prnjavor that 17 buildings have already been fully reconstructed under the energy efficiency projects. The work on the school will cost around EUR 350,000.

The ceremony was attended by Republika Srpska Minister of Spatial Planning, Construction and Ecology Srebrenka Golić who said the energy efficiency projects will cover education and health care buildings.

Investments like this lead to savings in expenses of between 40% and 50%, she said, adding that a new heating system will be installed in the school along with thermal isolation, new windows and other things.

More than 300 schools and other state institutions have applied for funding to do reconstruction work on their buildings and raise their level of energy efficiency. The government and ministry selected those buildings which were most in need of reconstruction.

Golić and her ministrz have been working with the UNDP since 2015 on the Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings in the Republika Srpska project.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Zoran Lajovic Metalfe Group

Green Steel from Sremska Mitrovica – responsible industry for sustainable future

24 June 2024 - Serbian company Metalfer Group, whose production portfolio includes the so-called Metalfer® Green Steel, has demonstrated that steelmaking can be sustainable and responsible

Milos Mladenovic, SEEPEX

D&G ideas as a response to the challenges of the energy transition or how we came to love Baudrillard

13 June 2024 - We discussed the European electricity market post-energy crisis, delving into its causes, as well as future trends in the energy market and global economy development, with SEEPEX director, Miloš Mladenović

European Sustainable Energy Awards 2024 reward clean energy champions

European Sustainable Energy Awards 2024 reward clean energy champions

12 June 2024 - Three outstanding individuals and projects have won the 2024 European Sustainable Energy Awards for their innovation and achievements in the field of energy efficiency and renewables

Full decarbonization of production is Elixir Group's strategic goal for 2030

Full decarbonization of production is Elixir Group’s strategic goal for 2030

10 June 2024 - At the production location in Prahovo, which is the center of Elixir's chemical production, four new greenfield plants with a completely new industrial infrastructure will be built by 2027, which are investments worth around 300 million euros