Even without Incentives Bosnia & Herzegovina Follows World Trends

Even without Incentives Bosnia & Herzegovina Follows World Trends

Project under the name “NexusHouse” is the joint work of Technical University in Munich and University of Texas in Austin. This house is energy independent, made from recycled and sustainable material, it has water purification system and solar panels on the roof. Nexus house was built as a joint project of two universities for the upcoming

Project under the name “NexusHouse” is the joint work of Technical University in Munich and University of Texas in Austin. This house is energy independent, made from recycled and sustainable material, it has water purification system and solar panels on the roof.

Nexus house was built as a joint project of two universities for the upcoming solar decathlon 2015. House is made of recycled
materials, sustainable materials and with solar panels on the roof. All appliances in the house, lightning, kitchen appliances, air conditioning and electric car, are supplied with the energy from solar panels.

House is using heat pump and storage of thermal energy in order to optimally exploit energy for heating and cooling. System for collecting rainwater provides technical water and with the help of filtration system this water can be used for drinking. The system for collection of used water allows usage of this water again in washing machine, toilet tank etc.

Most of materials, used during construction, do not pollute the environment and can be set apart into components for recycling. The facade is covered with recycled wood.

This is just one of many positive examples of investments in the continuous technological development of the construction system and materials for low-energy and passive house construction.

The positive trend of low energy and passive houses is slowly coming to Bosnia and Herzegovina. In December 2014, the first
passive house was constructed in Sarajevo as a result of cooperation between the Municipality of Stari Grad and the factory of prefabricated houses “Promo”. The constructed passive house has an annual energy consumption of 15 KW / m2, and consumes up to 20 times less energy than the average home in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is estimated that the costs of this
house for heating, cooling, ventilation and hot water, will be approximately 150 Euro annually. The house has a special heating and cooling system installed that operates on the principle that the air intake valve is sucked into the pipe contained in the ground at a depth of 2 meters below the house. The air, if necessary, heats or cools and provides a comfortable temperature inside the house. According to unofficial estimates, the cost of such  system ranges from 13 – 16,000 Euros, and can heat or cool an area of 300 m2.

“We are particularly pleased to see implemented projects in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in Bosnia and Herzegovina, especially the ones that we initiated with our promotional activities of passive house construction in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Center for Education and Raising Awareness of Energy Efficiency – Energis initiated an awareness raising campaign of passive hosue construction back in 2011 in cooperation with the city of Sarajevo and other partners called ‘My Future House” as part of the European Union Sustainable Energy Week” said Hamid Mehinoviæ, Director of Energis.

If all relevant institutions at all levels of the government would show more receptive and incentive measures towards the construction of such houses and buildings this construction style in Bosnia and Herzegovina could develop even faster!

Renewable Energy Projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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