About Us

Something About Us

Our Story

Experience has shown the lack of and need for the participation of experts in the framework of various associations, in terms of engagement of engineers and other experts with high references. A large number of associations dealing with these topics are organized by non-professionals, and thus have limited expertise. Our mission is to make our knowledge and experience available in order to better understand the problems and solutions in the fields of energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, environmental protection and climate change.

Vision: The association brings together a team of people (Think Tank/expert Hub), who are prominent activists in Earth protection, designers, professors at the various faculties, consultants and experts from the SEE region. We work driven with the desire to professionally and jointly contribute to the improvement of working and living conditions, increase savings in terms of reducing energy costs, contribute to the safe and harmless provision of energy needs, all in the function of the Energy Turn as a global milestone.

Platform sustainable goal: (Non)Formal training of a new generation of experts in the fields of energy, environment and climate change, who will contribute to public administration in creating a suitable ground for investments, new jobs creation and progress at all levels of the community in a field of rational use of energy, environmental protection and renewable energy use.

Our consultants and experts have developed specialties in innovative financial and business energy models for the improvement of energy efficiency use of renewable energy in the sectors of industry, building, transport and services, as well as incentive mechanisms for electricity production, green certificates, emissions trading schemes and similar but also in public awareness.

Meet Our Team

Nihad Harbaš

Nihad Harbaš

Expert associate

Nihad is an Energy expert, and his fields of expertise include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Western Balkan and European energy and climate change issues with strong knowledge of existing technical and legislative framework in Bosnia and Herzegovina related to the EU directives (Acquis Communautaire). His focuses are Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency focusing on Bosnia and Herzegovina reforming processes of energy sector according to the European experience and practice, but also Energy Community Treaty and its obligations towards Bosnian and Herzegovina in energy sector. Nihad is member of Energy Community Secretariat, IRENA, UN and etc. roster of experts. As IRENA Energy expert he is reviewing and vetting Renewable Energy projects with fellow experts from all around the world and share experiences in fields of biogas, solar, wind, biomass, hydro, etc. Nihad Harbas has over 10 years’ experience in working with NGO, private and public sectors, additionally he’s been active in numerous projects aiming at harmonization of the energy sector in accordance with Energy Community Treat obligations. Nihad has a background in engineering and project management and graduated in Faculty of Mechanical Engineering department of Energy (MSc) University of Sarajevo. Nihad has experience in working in partnership with government officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Energy Community Treaty countries and sectoral countries in Europe & Asia.

Asja Herenda

Asja Herenda

President of the Association

Asja is Association president, and strongly determined towards implementation of EE&RES projects, with an aim to make clean energy available to everyone. She obtained a master’s degree in architecture in 2010 at the Faculty of Architecture in Sarajevo. In over ten years of career in various sectors, she has focused her interests on the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. She participated in preparation on various projects, including IPA Interreg MED, IPA Cross-border Serbia – BiH, UNDP Street lightning project, etc.  Through experience within UNDP Green Economic Development project, she gained knowledge in these areas, and had the opportunity to participate in the preparation of bylaws in the field of energy efficiency. Today she works as a consultant and educator in the field of energy efficiency, renewables and energy management, she is energy auditor and certifier, but also as an architect.

Zina Jusić

Zina Jusić

Expert associate

Zina is a Project manager and Financial expert at the Center for Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environment. She graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Sarajevo in 2009. For over 11 years, she has worked on various projects related to Energy efficiency, renewable energy and education delivery programmes, promotion of EE&RES in public sector, and as project coordinator of raising awarness events among general population and children. She gain experience in economic calculations of EE and RES measures in public sector buildings, budgeting of project activities, financing models in public sector buildings and public EE&RES investments, Energy Management educations, Renewable Energy. Worked with representatives of municipalities, cantons, entities, as well as state level representatives in BIH & international experts.

Aldin Hodžić

Aldin Hodžić

Expert associate

Aldin is Project management expert. In March 2020, he became a Master of EU Studies, completing a master’s program “EU Studies” at the University of Sarajevo (Center for Interdisciplinary Studies). Since 2012, works on preparation and implementation of projects from various fields (youth, culture, employment, ecology, circular economy). He was a member of the various strategy sectoral groups of local economic and environmental development (2017-2020). Received certificates on Project Cycle Management (PCM) by Directorate for EU Integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina, EU Training Academy from Brussels, Center for Civil Society Promotion (CPCD), and more. Participated in writing of various projects, including: international agencies (USAID, UNDP, GIZ, various Embassies, etc.), EU IPA programs: IPA Interreg, IPA Interreg MED, IPA Interreg Adrion, IPA Cross-border Serbia-BiH, and other EU programs: Creative Europe, Horizon 2020, Europe for citizens, Erasmus, COSME, etc. Currently Director and founder of the consulting company “Balkan Consult Group”

Amela Užičanin

Amela Užičanin

Expert associate

Amela is Energy efficiency expert, and her focus is renewable energy sources, sustainability and environment. She graduated in 2003 from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo. After many years of work experience in various fields, she gained professional qualifications for conducting detailed energy audits of buildings and energy certification of buildings with a simple and complex technical system, and focused her career in this area. Today, she works at nLogic Advisory as a consultant and manages the Energy Efficiency Department. He is a regular lecturer in training programs for experts conducting energy audits of buildings and energy certification of buildings, and takes part in professional conferences.