Public buildings in Sarajevo will receive a boost in their energy efficiency thanks to a €10 million (£9m) package provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU).
The funding will support the refurbishment of 40 buildings in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, including schools, kindergartens, student facilities and clinics.
The energy savings are estimated to be around 13.7GWh and would result in avoiding more than 4,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.
Energy efficiency measures will include the introduction of cleaner and more efficient heating, insulation and lighting.
Manuela Naessl, EBRD Head of Bosnia and Herzegovina, said: “The proposed measures will not only make the buildings more comfortable for users and minimise the consumption of heat and electricity but will also reduce air pollution in the city.”