Bosnian hospital granted €11m to become energy efficient

It is part of a larger commitment to reduce air pollution in the city of Zenica

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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.

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