Strategies for improving energy efficiency in public buildings in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jasmina Mangafić, Danijela Martinović, Ognjen Riđić


The energy efficiency represents a global and multi-faceted issue. It is especially important for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), the former socialist and semi-developed country belonging to the Balkan’s region of the Southeastern Europe (SE). Buildings in the WBs, including BiH, represent about 50 percent of the aggregate energy consumption. Estimated energy savings are projected to be between 20 and 40 percent. The research problem addressed in this paper focuses on the introduction of the existing or the improvement of the present strategies dealing with the energy efficiency. The inclusion and operation of funds addressing energy efficiency is of paramount importance. In that context the creation of statewide agency is deemed to be crucial to be responsible for the administration of the assistance of the European Union (EU) and the management of national energy efficiency action plan (NEEAP). Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis represents a simple tool to address numerous elements in tackling of this issue. Unfortunately, it cannot identify the totality of all-important external factors relating to the status of energy efficiency. Introduction of the energy management system (EMS) is another avenue worth exploring.


energy efficiency, strategies, (NEEAP),energy management system (EMS), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Balkan region

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