Energy Management in Buildings and Green Office Practices
The course was held at the Mechanical Engineering Faculty in Sarajevo, and will be held during 2012 and 2013 in four other cities in BiH: Tuzla, Mostar, Banja Luka and Bihac. The course was designed to introduce the ideas of energy management in buildings and green office practices and introduced new solutions which will help the public and private sector to save an energy and money while protecting the environment.
The lectures on energy management in buildings described the process of continuous management of expenses related to energy consumption with the goal of reducing those costs while retaining the same level of comfort.
The green office practices lectures introduced the attendees to the activities that employees can employ in offices to reduce the negative impact on the environment and increase the efficiency of resource consumption. Around 65 representatives from small and medium enterprises, public institutions and international organizations participated in the course and received the Certificate of Attendance.
The UN Programme Environment and Climate Change: “Mainstreaming environmental governance: linking local and national action in BiH” is a three-year programme funded by the Spanish Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund which is being jointly implemented by five UN Agencies: UNDP, UNV, UNEP, FAO and UNESCO, in partnership with the BiH Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, the BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs, the RS Ministry of Civil Engineering and Ecology, the RS Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water-Management, the FBiH Ministry of Ecology and Tourism, the FBiH Ministry of Agriculture, Water-Management and Forestry, the participating municipalities and civil society organizations.