ENVI-met is a 3D urban climate modeling tool for simulating the microclimatic effects of buildings, vegetation, and other objects in the fields of urban design and planning and real-estate development.
With ENVI-met it is possible to simulate complex microclimatic processes with a high degree of accuracy and precision. It also provides detailed information about the impact of local and global environmental factors on urban design.
These results can be used to make informed decisions related to urban planning, green infrastructure, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
There are many other software products that offer the analyse of single components like wind, sun or energy efficiency. But ENVI-met combines submodels for microclimatic processes with building physics and urban morphology. This allows for the simulation of detailed microclimatic conditions within urban areas, particularly in relation to the heating and cooling of buildings and the thermal comfort of people.
The program is used to predict the effects of urban design changes on the microclimate environment and human thermal comfort for people in cities worldwide. As climate change is having a major impact on our planet, it is essential, that more healthier and resilient cities are developed. To support these goals ENVI-met can be used to assess the potential of new buildings, green spaces, and urban planning in order to mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure a more sustainable future for everyone.
ENVI-met UNI LAB Award 2023
The ENVI-met UNI LAB Award is an annual international award recognizing outstanding research and innovation in urban microclimate modelling with ENVI-met software. The goal of the award is to encourage worldwide students in the development of new and innovative ways to simulate, understand and predict urban climate.
“ENVI-met provides us an incredibly powerful tool for looking at a series of Environmental Quality and Outdoor Thermal Comfort criteria while we are in the design process. This was unthinkable not so long ago and will revolutionize our workflows. The integration via plugins with other tools like Sketchup puts these tools at our fingertips and gives us an agile and decentralized methodology perfectly suited to the realities of work life today.”Steven Velegrinis, Director
Head of Masterplanning at AECOM in the Middle East
“We have been using the ENVI-met software for more than 10 years to study the impact of vegetation in urban environments. We chose ENVI-met because it is one of the few softwares that realistically simulates the most important climate processes – such as the interactions between soil, plants and atmosphere – in urban environments and thus analyzes thermal comfort in cities. ENVI-met has already contributed massively to simulation scenario modelings for São Paulo and is continuing to help us model complex scenarios, including topography, faster.”Prof. Dr. Denise Helena Silva Duarte
Full professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo, Brazil
“Werner Sobek Holding has been working with the ENVI-met simulation software since 2007. We use it for numerous projects at home and abroad, especially for construction projects with challenging climatic conditions. ENVI-met takes the interactions of wind, green spaces, solar radiation, buildings and many other factors into account – and helps us to design climate-friendly and sustainable cities.”Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E. H. Dr. h. c. Werner Sobek
Werner Sobek Holding, Germany
ENVI-met World Tour
The ENVI-met World Tour is an online tour around the globe, which takes place in various locations. The event aims to bring together professionals from the fields of architecture, urban planning, and other disciplines to develop solutions for climate challenges in cities.
As cities become increasingly dense, the effects of climate change become more pronounced and the need to mitigate these effects becomes increasingly urgent. Developing creative solutions to address these challenges is essential for cities to remain safe and liveable.