Gallery: World’s First Passivhaus Public Pool Opens in Lünen, Germany

The ventilation system is based on an energy recovery ventilator or ERV, which extracts the energy in the moist air with incoming fresh air - a mainstay of Passivhaus design.

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The Lippe Bad Lünen pool is expected to draw 250,000 visitors a year, making the facility a breakthrough project for public green building and saving about a dollar per visitor in energy costs. The bath house was three years in the making, but it’s not completely new — a decommissioned district heating plant built in the sixties was reclaimed to house one of the pools. The original building went through a deep energy retrofit to meet the stringent building standard. The finished bath house has three indoor pools of various sizes and one outdoor pool.


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1 Comment

  1. david deacon April 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Is it possible to make a passivhaus domestic pool for private use?

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