Atoll Achensee - Leading the way in sustainability
Protecting our natural world is a matter of utmost concern to the region’s businesses, and the Atoll Achensee is no exception: From construction planning to daily operations, environmental sustainability has always been high on the leisure centre’s priority list. With measures ranging from onsite power generation to soft outdoor lighting, the Atoll Achensee sets a benchmark for ecological sustainability in the region.
Panorama-BAD and SEE-BAD, Penthouse-SPA, Lakeside-GYM, BOULDER-Halle, and the Lagoon restaurant: The Atoll Achensee unites all these facilities under one roof. Built with modern structures, an innovative, breakthrough leisure centre was created, which is also a showcase project in terms of sustainability in a sector that usually has high energy needs. A unique and environmentally friendly energy concept using deep wells and heat pumps allows the Atoll Achensee to produce completely carbon-neutral energy for the heating, cooling, and ventilating of the entire building. Used water is pumped back into Lake Achensee without any loss. In addition, the waste heat from the artificial ice rink can be used for heating in winter. Hence, the Atoll Achensee is a leading exemplar of eco-friendly practices in the region, and what’s more, sustainable solutions go beyond power generation. The facility is equipped with lighting controls and water-saving devices, heat is recovered in the kitchens and cold rooms, the interior is designed with regional, natural materials, and local products are used for infusions, baths, and massages.
The Atoll Achensee also partners with suppliers and visitors to foster eco-conscious behaviour. In collaboration with suppliers, the leisure centre has managed to reduce the volume of packaging. Pool chemicals and cleaning products are shipped in reusable containers, and chemicals are only used where legally required. Visitors to the region are also encouraged to travel and explore responsibly: The Atoll Achensee features a bus stop, a charging point for electric cars, and 150 bicycle parking spaces for those who explore the region on two wheels, enjoying a bike ride along the lakeshore of the turquoise Lake Achensee.
Sustainable practices continue in the outdoor facilities: In a pilot project with the Tirolean Environmental Ombudsman, the green areas have been planted with perennials so that an annual redesign is not necessary. The lighting concept was developed on the criteria of the initiative “The Plight with Light” to minimise light pollution. And instead of scrapping the old Achensee steamer St. Benedikt, it was converted into an outdoor adventure play ship for young visitors. All these measures make a substantial contribution to running day-to-day operations of the Atoll Achensee with maximum energy and resource efficiency, supporting a shift towards a mindful economy.
Visitors to the region are also encouraged to travel and explore responsibly: The Atoll Achensee features a bus stop, a charging point for electric cars, and 150 bicycle parking spaces. So why not combine your visit to the Atoll Achensee with a leisurely bike tour along the shores of the turquoise Lake Achensee?