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BESF: CFD analysis for heat pump water heaters in affordable multifamily housing

DECEMBER 13, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis of Heat Pump Water Heaters in Affordable Multifamily Housing

Join us for a webinar on December 13 to learn about the recent computational fluid dynamics analysis of heat pump water heaters conducted for Mahonia Crossing Apartments—an intergenerational housing community in Salem that provides affordable apartments for income-qualified households.

Experts from Interface Engineering and Scott Edwards Architects will share how the results of the CFD analysis shaped the building’s design and occupant comfort while maintaining the owner’s commitment to affordable sustainability. The results include:

  • Information on how heat pump water heater placement within an individual multifamily unit affects system performance and occupant comfort
  • Design recommendations for unit placement and ducting within walk-up multifamily buildings
  • Considerations and assumptions for approaching a heat pump water heater CFD analysis

The webinar will conclude with a comparison of results from the study, as well as lessons learned about design and coordination for the use of individual heat pump water heaters in multifamily units.


Dave Mojica, associate principal, Scott Edwards Architecture

Michael Moerlins, PE, associate principal and senior mechanical engineer, Interface Engineering

Lucas Raab, mechanical designer, Interface Engineering



Wednesday, December 13

Presentation time: noon-1:15 p.m.



Webinar presentation through GoToWebinar.

Webinar log-in information provided at event registration.


1 AIA LU continuing education credit pending approval.


Date: December 13, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Event Category: Commercial, New Buildings, Training



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