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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

Walkability Error Message

Hi,I am currently trying to run a walkability test on a neighborhood I built. Unfortunately Rhino shows this error: umi mobility error: The…

Started by Yoann Gorostiaga

3 May 8, 2017
Reply by Yoann Gorostiaga

Hi, I am not able to "Save as" my file.

UMI generated an error file when I tried to save my file with a different name. Also in the existing file, umi's window tabs (project and s…

Started by Charvi Jagani

8 Apr 28, 2017
Reply by Cody Rose

Urban heat island simulation

Hello, I am new to Rhino and Umi. I have started exploring the tutorials available at umi website.  I want to check the difference in Urban…

Started by Neha Singhal

0 Apr 18, 2017


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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