Dear Sir / Madam

Good day

I have read a paper wrote by Tarek Rakha and Christoph Reinhart from Department of Architectural Engineering in MIT university. They have made it possible to make a relation between the walkscore and VMT (Vehicular Miles Traveled). Can  you please help me figure out how we can do the same? is there anything embedded within the UMI itself that gives us such information? or there is a separate method that should be implemented using the walk-score results we get from UMI?

Thank you for your helps in advance.

Best Regards;


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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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