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UMI v2.0 or any recommendation

Hi UMI team

Just want to say that UMI seems to be a very useful tool in architecture and urban planning issues. Right now i'm working with a professor investigator and we are very interested in using UMI in a research about hi density housing and all the implied issues.…

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Posted by Oswaldo Lau on October 30, 2014 at 2:58pm

UMI version 2

Hey UMI team

I am really looking forward to the new version. We are in June now - when can we expect the new release? ;)

Thanks,

daniel

Posted by daniel nielsen on June 3, 2014 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment

Excellent Seminar.

Great presentation of best urban practices and UMI applications through speakers and student work. I look forward to trying out the software!

Quick question - is the financial-based aspect of UMI place specific?

Posted by Adelle York on May 8, 2013 at 11:02am — 1 Comment

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Urban Day Light

HiI am new to UMI.  I downloaded UrbanDaylight tool but it didn't show in the tool. When I managed to access it when I click on the icons (e.g. Build up Geometry) it says Unknwn commend.  Is there…Continue

Started by Yasir 1 hour ago.

crash while running for energy simulation

the model i built can run for site FAR, but every time when i run for the energy simulation, it will crash once the simulation almost come to the end and close the rhino suddenly and ask me to send…Continue

Started by Jacky Lau yesterday.

Identical operational energy for buildings with different solar exposure 1 Reply

I made a first simple trial with this new umi version, and I am getting surprising results. As illustrated in the attached screenshot, buildings which are identical but positioned differently with…Continue

Started by Emilie. Last reply by Cody Rose on Monday.

Umi 2.0 only require Rhino 4.0 version? 1 Reply

Hello Umi team, Thanks for sharing such an amazing tool. I am an urban planner from China, and interested in using Umi to evaluate the sustainability of different plans. However, after downloading…Continue

Started by hana. Last reply by Cody Rose on Monday.

 
 
 

In Short

Umi is a Rhino-based design environment for architects and urban planners interested in modeling the environmental performance of neighborhoods and cities with respect to operational and embodied energy use, walkability and daylighting potential. Umi is being developed by the Sustainable Design Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with support from a National Science Foundation EFRI_SEED project, the MIT Energy Initiative, the Kuwait-MIT Center, the Center for Complex Engineering Systems (CCES) at KACST and MIT, Transsolar Climate Engineering and United Technologies Corporation.

A first public version of Umi was released during a public symposium on Sustainable Urban Design on May 6th 2013 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Version 2.0, which also includes an embodied energy module, was released on November 7th 2014.

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