Solar air heating for multi-residential high rise buidlings

Solar air heating for multi-residential high rise buidlings from Matrix Energy Inc.

By: Matrix Energy Inc.  05-08-2014
Keywords: Solar Heating, Solar Air Heating, Recladding

LBJ Apartments is a 180-unit senior housing development for elderly and/or disabled residents living in the historic Cambridge port neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts, overlooking the Charles River and Boston skyline. The twelve-story cast-concrete building opened in 1973 and has received limited improvements since. Project : Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Apartments, a 180-unit senior housing development owned by the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) and located at 150 Erie St Installed: 2011 MatrixAir TR (transpired) solar collector area (total) : 2,250 ft 2 Preheated fresh air delivered : 10,000 CFM of fresh air Operation : 5 days/wk, 24 hours per day Energy Savings : Cutting annual natural gas consumption by more than 100,000 kWh – more than $5,000 in savings Architect : Skanska USA Building The solar air heating system custom-designed for LBJ Apartments by Matrix Energy will produce approximately 300 million BTUs of solar heating during each heating season, cutting annual natural gas consumption by more than 100,000 kWh – more than $5,000 in savings - while providing an annual 18-ton reduction in CO2 emissions.

Keywords: multi-res, Recladding, Solar Air Heating, Solar Cladding, Solar Heating, tranpsired solar collector,

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