NCET Tech Wednesday – Peppermill Resort Spa Casino – June 10

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Peppermill Resort Spa Casinos is a 2-million-square-foot property. Among its features: 82,000 square feet of gaming space, 10 restaurants, 1,623 guest rooms and suites, a 33,000-square-foot spa and salon, 106,000 square feet of meeting and entertainment space. The property has invested millions in green initiatives.

Peppermill Resort Spa Casinos is a 2-million-square-foot property. Among its features: 82,000 square feet of gaming space, 10 restaurants, 1,623 guest rooms and suites, a 33,000-square-foot spa and salon, 106,000 square feet of meeting and entertainment space. The property has invested millions in green initiatives.

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
June 10, 2015
5:30 – 6:00 pm Networking / 6:00 – 7:30 pm Program

Reno’s Peppermill Won’t Gamble Away Earth’s Resources

Leadership at Reno’s Peppermill has made the call: Mother Nature is always the odds-on favorite at the resort-casino.

The 2-million-square-foot property has assumed a leadership role in environmental stewardship efforts, as it is the only hotel in the nation to be heated completely by an on-site geothermal well.

Drilling geothermal well

It took the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino $9.7 million and 4,400 feet of drilling, but the resort completed one of the most ambitious geothermal projects in the United States in 2010, tapping into a vast reservoir of natural geothermal activity more than three quarters of a mile underground.

But while the gamble has had more reward than risk, the initial bet was a doozy: This accomplishment initially cost $9.7 million and involved 4,400 feet of drilling. However, it has saved the property millions in operating costs and has reduced its CO2 emissions by 12,000 metric tons per year.

Attendees of NCET’s Tech Wednesday at Peppermill will be invited to to explore the property’s green, technologically advanced initiatives while learning about how and why the Peppermill has invested in making every facet of its operation more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

Highlights of the resort’s environmentally sound, innovative approach include:

  • The Peppermill’s pools, hot tubs, domestic water for showers and mechanical systems
    Peppermill boilers

    The Peppermill’s pools, hot tubs, domestic water for showers, and mechanical systems generate all of their heating energy from its geothermal operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The resort also installed a reinjection well that returns the geothermal fluids back underground to be reheated by the volcanic energy after it has heated the property.

    generate all of their heating energy from their geothermal operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • In addition to pumping the naturally heated water from the ground, the resort has also installed a reinjection well that returns the geothermal fluids back underground, to be reheated by the volcanic energy after it has heated the property.
  • A closed-loop hydronic heating and cooling system utilizes outdoor temperatures to cool water rather than energy-intensive chillers. The natural, pre-cooling system saves the Peppermill $5,000 each 24-hour period in electrical energy costs.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30

• $15 – NCET members
• $25 – non-members
• $10 – Children under 18 accompanied by parent or adult guardian

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Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
2707 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502 (map)

The fine print:

• We encourage you to pay in advance as there’s a $10 service charge if you pay at the door.
• No-shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation unless cancelled at least 48 hours before the event.

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