An energy inefficient hospital in Zenica, Bosnia will be granted €11 million (£9.6m) for green refurbishments.
The Zenica Cantonal Hospital, serving 300,000 patients a year, is considered as the second largest polluter in the city after the local steelworks.
The investment,€10 million (£8.8m) by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and €1 million (£881K) by the Regional Energy Efficiency Programme for the Western Balkans, will address the hospital’s most urgent energy and investment needs.
Improvements will include installation of energy efficient gas-fired boilers, roof insulation, adequate central ventilation, rehabilitation of the heat distribution system, a new drainage system and construction of a 2,800-metre square extension of the hospital.
The investment aims for energy savings of up to 60% and a reduction in CO2 emissions level by 80%.
The EBRD hopes the project will result in additional plans to tackle the climate challenges of Zenica and will support its Green City Action Plan.