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2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference Tours

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Resorts World Central Plant
Sunday, January 30
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Resorts World central utility plant started its life in 2007 as part of the failed Echelon project. The central plant was designed JBA Consulting Engineers and constructed by Bombard Mechanical. The Rockwell Group purchased the central plant, and it was intended to operate as a separate entity, selling BTUs to the Echelon Casino/Hotel. The 2008 Great Recession put a halt on the Echelon project. The hotel tower was stopped at the foundation and construction on the low-rise casino had yet to begin. However, the central plant was 80% constructed with major equipment in place. 

Fast-forward to 2016 when Genting bought the property and had preliminary plans for Resorts World. The questions to the new Engineer of Record were:

  1.  Is the 24,000-ton central plant large enough for the planned Resorts World project?
  2. Will the equipment be functional after sitting idle for more than a decade?

The first question is easy to answer, provided the owner can define the scope. The second question took a lot of time and effort by the project’s engineers, contractors, and product representatives to make sure that answer was yes.

RWLC Central Utility Plant Stats:

  • Chillers: (4) 2500-ton and (5) 2800-ton Trane centrifugal chillers.  Piped to be operated in series or parallel.
  • Cooling Towers: (9) dual-cell Baltimore Air Coil induced-draft crossflow cooling towers flowing 6,400 GPM.
  • Boilers: (7) Unilux flexible water-tube boilers at 48 million BTUH each.
  • Pumps: (18) hydronic (chilled water, heating water, and condenser water) pumps ranging from 125 to 600 horsepower.

Planet 13 Marijuana Production and Cultivation Facilities
Monday, January 31
Tour 1: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Tour 2: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the world’s largest marijuana dispensary and entertainment complex featuring the world’s first marijuana production display kitchen. Discover how the marijuana industry utilizes C1D1 rated systems to provide Butane and Ethanol THC Extraction and Distillation, infusion technology including brewery/beverage creation and packaging, gummy candy kettle use and chocolate bar molding and cooling tunnels. Be prepared to suit up in laboratory gown, foot booties and a hair net to experience a GMP facility with the master scientist behind it all. Tour capacity is limited.

SNWA’s River Mountains Water Treatment Facility - CANCELLED
Tuesday, February 1
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

The River Mountains Water Treatment Facility began delivering treated Colorado River water from Lake Mead to the Las Vegas valley in 2002. Currently, the facility can treat up to 300 million gallons of water per day but was designed to expand to meet Southern Nevada’s needs. In the future, the River Mountains facility will be able to treat up to 600 million gallons of water a day. The facility uses ozonation and sodium hypochlorite to disinfect the water. The treatment facility received the Partnership for Safe Water’s Excellence in Water Treatment award in 2018, making the Southern Nevada Water Authority only the fourteenth of the nation’s 50,000-plus water systems to earn this elite designation.


Hoover Dam Tour
Sunday, January 30
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Dedicated and opened in 1935, the Hoover Dam is an engineering feat that powers three states with its hydroelectric power. Over 1 million visitors site the Hoover Dam each year and tour its enormous facilities. Learn of the history of how it came to be, how many men built it, and how it is continually maintained and operated on this tour. Guests will also experience a guided tour of the powerplant* and passageways within the dam itself. Perfect for intimate group sizes that are looking to get away from the Strip and try something new with their time in Las Vegas. 

* The experience may not include in the powerplant tour pending Covid19 regulations at the time of the conference. Updates will be posted as the conference approaches.


Allegiant Stadium Tour with Post-tour Drink and a View experience (includes 1 drink ticket)
Monday, Jan. 31
2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Led by expert hosts, this immersive, behind-the-scenes experience will take you through ultra-exclusive areas such as private suites and clubs, the Broadcast Booth and Locker rooms. You will get an up-close look at the Al David Memorial Torch and have the opportunity to step out onto the field! Conclude your tour with the amazing sightlines from the Al David Memorial Torch at Coors Light Landing and have a drink (or two) with a view! Soak in the panoramic views of Allegiant Stadium’s international and the world-famous Las Vegas strip.

The tour is 75 minutes long and tour group will be split up into 4 groups of 25 starting the tour every 10 minutes. At the end of the last tour, there will be a Post-tour Drink and a View experience (includes 1 drink ticket).

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Las Vegas Strip Tour 
Monday, January 31
2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Explore Las Vegas in style! See the sights and enjoy trivia with your entertaining and informative guide. Be at the center of it all with great views and pleasant desert setting. Highlights include:

  • Learn about Las Vegas’s history, myths and legends as you cruise The Strip
  • Learn about the historic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign and pose for photos
  • Ride the world’s largest observation wheel while your guide shares landmarks from 550 feet up
  • See happy couples on their special day at Wedding Chapel Row
  • Get recommendations from your guide, a local expert on all-things Las Vegas

Mob Museum
Tuesday, February 1
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Experience one of the most unique museums in Downtown Las Vegas; the Mob Museum. The Mob Museum provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories. From the birth of the Mob, to today’s headlines. Shadows and whispers. G-Men and Made Men. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Located steps from Fremont Street, the Museum provides an experience unlike any other.