Calculate the microclimate of a city down to the square metre

ENVI-met software allows you to create sustainable living conditions in a constantly changing environment. With the support of its interactive modules, it is possible to specify surface types and building materials, as well as vegetation on walls and roofs, to scientifically analyze the impacts of design measures on the local environment and help mitigate factors such as urban heat stress.

The software model is used worldwide for environmental analysis and urban planning – from the tropics to polar regions. The software’s potential has been validated and its calculations verified in over 3,000 scientific publications and independent studies.

ENVI-met UNI LAB Award 2022

The winners were selected by an independent jury of four outstanding international experts in the field of sustainable architecture out of 70 submissions. It is our pleasure to present here the four winner of the UNI LAB Award 2022, which demonstrated innovative solutions improving urban resilience in different countries. Due to the excellent quality of the first winning entries, we have decided to award four winners this year.

“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

Every day millions of people are exposed to changing climatic conditions in big cities. While sustainability is often perceived as protecting the environment at the cost of meeting people’s needs, this does not have to be the case – and we can prove it with scientifically verifiable data. On our World Tour we take you monthly around the globe to visit cities located on different continents with locally relevant challenges, conduct analysis and demonstrate possible solutions.


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