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UMI Energy simulations

Hi all,  I'm using UMI for a project, but I'm having trouble figuring out which parameters are considered when UMI runs a simulation of th…

Started by Julie Hald

1 Feb 15
Reply by Cody Rose

UMI doesn't show up on Rhino

Hi,  I just started using UMI for my research, I have Rhino 5.0 Evaluation installed, I successfully installed UMI, When I open Rhino, UMI…

Started by wenliang

0 Jan 2

replace touchscreen UMI PLUS E

When I first wired the phone to replace the screen, I took a new screen into the service.The replacement has not been done properly, so aft…

Started by Zoran Veselinovic

0 Dec 15, 2017

"...the object that accepts Null values ​​must have a value..."

Hello,   My name is Felipe, I'm a master's thesis student at "Universidad Del Bio Bio". I want to try the UMI tool in my research for the a…


0 Dec 4, 2017

Automatically output building floor area

Dear all, Did you have any experience about output building floor area automatically from UMI? I would like to have a CSV file containing…

Started by Amy Lee

2 Oct 26, 2017
Reply by Amy Lee

UMI energy simulation results don't change

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 simulat…

Started by Melisa

12 Oct 17, 2017
Reply by Ruwaa Bahgat

UWG for Urban Heat Island modelling

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 U…

Started by Neha Singhal

5 Oct 2, 2017
Reply by Ruwaa Bahgat

ask for help - simulation results problem

Dear sir/madam I am writing to get some help on my current project. I have modeled my target area in Rhino and inserted all umi parameters…

Started by Siamak Shakibaee

0 Aug 18, 2017

simulation result

where is my buildings in simulation result ?

Started by Siamak Shakibaee

1 Aug 18, 2017
Reply by Siamak Shakibaee

Amenity Layers - Adding Amenity

Hello. For adding new amenities - in addition to those existing like school, entertainment, etc. - do I have to simply add sub-layers unde…

Started by Hossein Alipour

2 Jun 25, 2017
Reply by Hossein Alipour


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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