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Reflectance

Dear All, I need to change or at least know the reflectance of my internal walls/ ceiling/ floor as well as for the outside materials. I op…

Started by Junia Compostella

6 Jan 8, 2014
Reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec

URBAN MODELLING AND ENTERPRISE CULTURAL HERITAGE

URBAN MODELLING AND ENTERPRISE CULTURAL HERITAGE this post wants to suggests the analysis of relations both socials, economicals and polit…

Started by andrea bozzi

0 Jan 8, 2014

Energy Simulation Results not shown in the viewer winodow

Dear All, I set and run an energy simulation from the EnergyTab but Results (UMI Results viewer window) are not shown. Please see attachmen…

Started by Junia Compostella

0 Dec 14, 2013

Window properties

Dear All, From the UD tab. How can I be aware/ control the properties of the glazing? Thank you for support, Regards, Junia

Started by Junia Compostella

0 Dec 11, 2013

Sky conditions setting

Dear All, What is the Sky model that you set by default in umi?

Started by Junia Compostella

1 Dec 9, 2013
Reply by Timur

Daylighting schedule

Dear All, What about the daylighting schedule? Does umi considers by default a Always On schedule (of course when the sun is up ...) Thank…

Started by Junia Compostella

1 Dec 9, 2013
Reply by Timur

Editing/Adding Construction

Dear All, I was wondering if there is anyway to edit/add a construction file besides manipulating the XML in the Template Folder. E.g. I ne…

Started by Junia Compostella

4 Dec 7, 2013
Reply by Junia Compostella

Window not drawn

Dear umi, I am simulating a umi environment which test cells are very tiny 6m (depth) x 4m (width): umi do not model the window after submi…

Started by Junia Compostella

1 Dec 7, 2013
Reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec

weather file

Dear All, it seems that no matter I assign/ submit a new weather file (San Jose) in the Location workspace umi goes back to Phoenix. In Set…

Started by Junia Compostella

2 Dec 3, 2013
Reply by Junia Compostella

Problem with Daylighting simulation

We are newcomers to UMI, and have successfully run a thermal (operational energy) simulation assigning building information and adding wind…

Started by Luca Canepar0

1 Nov 26, 2013
Reply by Luca Canepar0

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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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