|Peppermill Resort Spa Casino (Courtesy David Dickinson)|
Future plans to include smart thermostats and use geothermal energy to go totally “off-the-grid” and have the Peppermill become totally self-sustaining in the next decade, no mean feat when you consider just how much juice a large high end hotel and casino uses.
The two-million square foot property of the Peppermill — including the three huge pools — is heated by a 4,400 foot deep well that has already reduced the CO2 foot print of the casino to the tune of 12,000 metric tons per year. Though this cost $9.7 million USD to construct, the geothermal plant paid for itself in about five years.
The 39th GRC Annual Meeting & Expo will be held September 20-23 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada, USA.