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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

Walkability Error Message

Hello I am trying to run mobility test, but I face this message: "The network graph vertex count did not equal the number of nodes the gra…

Started by Hossein Alipour

1 Jun 24, 2017
Reply by Cody Rose

Same Template but different results

Dear I am working with different templates, but after I have made different simulations .. I saw that even with the same template I have di…

Started by Melba Rosa

0 Jun 6, 2017

Green areas and other layout on groundfloor

Dear I am working on UMI for my dissertation and I am struggled with the groundfloor layouds, I need to add green areas, footpath and other…

Started by Melba Rosa

4 Jun 6, 2017
Reply by Melba Rosa

UMI dashboard

Hi, I am trying to load my simulation on UMI dashboard. It says umi file parsed in x seconds and then does not do anything. Can some help m…

Started by Charvi Jagani

1 May 20, 2017
Reply by Jamie Farrell


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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