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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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UMI energy simulation results don't change 12 Replies

Hi UMI team. I am having some problems running energy simulations in UMI. I have created a few templates, and when I run the energy simulation I get the same results for every template I assign to…Continue

Started by Melisa. Last reply by Ruwaa Bahgat Oct 17.

Automatically output building floor area 1 Reply

Dear all,Did you have any experience about output building floor area automatically from UMI? I would like to have a CSV file containing the floor area of every buildings simulated. Umi had already…Continue

Started by Amy Lee. Last reply by Cody Rose Oct 9.

UWG for Urban Heat Island modelling 5 Replies

Hi As I want to use UWG software. Please let me know from where I can download this software and also, request you to kindly generate the UWG code.Thanks you in advance. Regards NehaRegards NehaContinue

Started by Neha Singhal. Last reply by Ruwaa Bahgat Oct 2.

ask for help - simulation results problem

Dear sir/madamI am writing to get some help on my current project. I have modeled my target area in Rhino and inserted all umi parameters as instructed (in the website). However, the website fails to…Continue

Started by Siamak Shakibaee Aug 18.

 
 
 

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. Since 2012, Umi has been  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. Further tool developed is now also being conducted at the Environmental Systems Lab at Cornell University.

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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