Buffalo Heritage Carousel
Canalside Buffalo Waterfront
This unique project is an iconic attraction at the Buffalo waterfront. It was a goal to incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) programming to inspire and educate the public about the importance of solar technology by showcasing this historic, locally built carousel. The green building design, high efficiency lighting and HVAC system along with the solar element are the highlights of this project.
The solar panels are embedded in the roof tiles and were donated by Tesla. The carousel is housed in a building that includes space for educational activities and can be used for special events.
Mechanical and electrical engineering design for the construction of a 10,000 SF building to house and protect a 1924 historic all-wood carousel in an environmentally controlled building. The carousel is primarily powered by solar energy.