All Members (655)

Ji Zhang

Singapore, Singapore

Elliot J Glassman

New York, NY, United States

Justin Wong

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Tianzhen Hong

Berkeley, CA, United States

Serge Volkov

Moscow, Russian Federation

Terry Hill

Alexandria, VA, United States

Kelly Ball

Philadelphia, PA, United States

John Sullivan

Boston, MA, United States

Cristina Contreras

Cambridge, MA, United States

Chris Mackey

Rockville Centre, NY, United States

Zahraa Saiyed

Cambridge, MA, United States

J. Alstan Jakubiec

Cambridge, MA, United States

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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