Solar air heating for multi-residential high rise buidlings
Matrix Energy Inc.
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.
, Solar Air Heating
, Solar Cladding
, Solar Heating
, tranpsired solar collector