LBJ Apartments - Cambridge MA

This 2,200sf solar hot air system is the largest in the City of Boston, and sits on the south-east wall of LBJ Apartments, owned and operated by Cambridge Housing Authority.

LBJ Apartments went through a major occupied renovation in 2011/2012 which involved the installation of this impressive transpired metal solar air heating system as a building cladding/siding solution.

The renovation project was managed by Skanska with Shift Energy being contracted into the project as the solar air heating design/build contractor by PJ Kennedy & Sons, Inc. The collectors came from Matrix Energy using their MatrixAir™ product.

A few days before Christmas 2011, the wall was completed with a construction time of approximately 3 weeks.

For a similar high rise system using a glazed alternative solar air heating solution, also check out Salem Heights Apartments in Salem, MA