Umi - A New Urban Modeling Software from the MIT Sustainable Design Lab

Dear colleagues:

Some of you might be interested in umi, a new, Rhino-based design environment for modeling the environmental performance of neighborhoods and cities regarding operational energy use (EnergyPlus), walkability and daylighting potential (Daysim/Radiance). umi is being developed by the Sustainable Design Lab at MIT and can be downloaded from

We gave an one hour overview of umi during a recent symposium on Sustainable Urban Design which will be online in a few days.

Happy simulations,

Christoph Reinhart
Alstan Jakubiec
Tarek Rakha
Timur Dogan

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Comment by Max D on May 9, 2013 at 5:24pm


Comment by Michal Dengusiak on May 29, 2013 at 5:54pm

Just tested it and found it worth to have a go.

Comment by Srdjan Stankovic on March 13, 2014 at 12:29pm

Just find the uni, look at it .. .like it ....  is there some good video tutorial or any online tutorial. On umi webpage is not complete. 

Comment by J. Alstan Jakubiec on March 14, 2014 at 12:01pm

Hi Srdjan,

There isn't anything beyond what is available on the Umi website. The reason for this is likely that there will be a new and improved Umi-2.0 release in May 2014. I suspect the Umi team will re-haul the website during that time with more relevant information.




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