Research and education for climate-adapted cities of the future

Universities and colleges play a key role in raising awareness of climate change for future generations. Different faculties prepare their students for the challenges of global climate change in theory and practice.

ENVI-met is the leading simulation software to support sustainable urban development, by allowing students to measure the impact of their design proposals on urban microclimate. The software has been validated by more than 3,000 independent studies and publications and is used by many prestigious academic institutions. Against this background, it enables future architects, urban planners and landscape architects to take a sustainable and scientific approach to their work.

Solar analysis

Shadow casting
Three-dimensional solar and shadow simulations

Reflection analysis
Complex calculation of multiple reflections in the model environment

High-resolution module
Dynamic boundary conditions for the analysis of building physics

Pollutant dispersion

Air pollutants
Analysis of dispersion, transformation and deposition in urban areas

Holistic microclimate simulation
Pollutant dispersion modelling for the assessment of reactive and non-reactive gases under consideration of the microclimate

User-defined traffic emission profiles
Pollutant analysis based on customizable vehicle fleet emission factors

Building physics

Façade temperatures
High-resolution simulation of façade and wall temperatures in direct interaction with the urban climate as well as estimation of building energy consumption

Exchange processes with green roofs and façades
High-resolution modeling of vegetated surfaces and their substrates, including heat and moisture transfer, as well as their interactions with the building

Green & Blue Technologies

Vegetation modeling
Simulation of evapotranspiration, CO₂ intake and leaf temperature based on photosynthetic rate

Green wall modeling
Calculation of the radiative transfer of the vegetation layer, considering substrate layers and wall structures

Water mist simulation
Simulation of the cooling effect of fine water spray on air temperature

Wind flow

Wind speed and patterns in complex environments
Simulation of three-dimensional wind and turbulence fields

Effects on the flow field
Estimation of wind conditions at each point in the model, considering vegetation, thermal conditions and local weather

Outdoor thermal comfort

Heat and energy flows
High resolution analysis of human thermal comfort within a modeled area

Diverse biometeorological and thermal comfort metrics
Direct calculation of metrics such as the Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET) or Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI)

Tree biomechanics

Individual tree geometry analysis
Consideration of local growth conditions and application of maintenance strategies

Simulation of wind stress and tree damage
Illustration of the risk of mechanical damage to the branch level


Feedback analysis
Analysis of feedback between different “Green and Blue” technologies and the microclimate model

Project: Cité Descartes – Campus Extension

ENVI-met Science License

for universities

Volume license

No commercial use

Service releases are included

Multi-year discount

Annual price including all updates:

1,188 EUR*

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