John W. Danforth Company

Seneca Niagara Casino Spa Central Heating Plant

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Owner: Seneca Gaming Corporation
Danforth’s Role: Mechanical Contractor
Contract Value: $3,332,945
Date Completed: Spring 2005

Seneca Niagara Casino - Niagara Falls, NY

Seneca Niagara Casino - Niagara Falls, NY


Seneca Niagara Casino Mechanical Contract

The Central Plant facility at the Seneca Niagara Casino is the source of the majority of the heating and cooling for the Seneca Niagara Spa and Hotel complex. However, this facility has a dual role. The design intent of the facility allowed the Seneca Nation to have the flexibility to maintain Casino operations independently of the electrical grid in periods of electrical shortages, and be capable of generating electrical power, selling the excess back to the utility company.

The John W. Danforth Company was the installer/integrator for two independent engineering and design teams. The first of which was responsible for the co-generation element and the other for the HVAC element. Additionally, Danforth was responsible for managing the integration of the existing building management systems from Johnson Controls, with the energy and building management systems provided by Siemens for the Central Plant. This also included the complete load shedding design for all HVAC systems on the Seneca Niagara property.

With the successful commissioning of this facility John W. Danforth was able to provide the expertise necessary for a successful opening and operation of the Seneca Niagara Spa and Hotel ahead of schedule and to the expectations of the client.


Seneca Niagara Casino Spa Central Heating Plant Case Study (433 KB)

Seneca Niagara Casino Spa Central Heating Plant Case Study (433 KB)

This case study outlines work done at the Seneca Niagara Casino, showcasing Danforth’s expertise in building commissioning and management of building systems.

Seneca Niagara Casino Spa Central Heating Plant Case Study (433 KB)