Calculate the microclimate of a city down to the square metre

ENVI-met is a 3D microclimate simulation software. The software is used for a wide range of applications, including urban planning, building design, and energy efficiency, considering not only one single climate parameter, but all of them. ENVI-met can simulate a variety of climate conditions, including day- and night-time temperatures, humidity, wind speed, and solar radiation in cities. The software can also simulate the effects of different building materials, such as glass and stone, on the climate of the surrounding environments.

The programm is used d 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 and to make informed decisions to mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure a more sustainable future for everyone.

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

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.

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