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 simulation I get the same results for every template I assign to the building. I have tried saving as / importing / exporting the template to different files and is giving me the same problem. Any suggestion how to go about it without starting from scratch again? I am attaching the umi file for your reference here.



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I wasn't able to reproduce your problem. I ran an energy simulation with CZ3_Office_Woodframe, Uni, and FIN Tirana_no insulationTemplate and got different results for each. You may have to deselect and reselect the building after each run (the panel doesn't always update).

I do want to warn you that the model you've created of your building isn't really what UMI is designed for. You've created a relatively detailed model of a single building, but UMI is really for simulating multiple simple building models simultaneously. There are other E+ frontends more appropriate for your use case available, such as Archsim or DesignBuilder.

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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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