Well, it’s been a big year here at ENVI_MET – our team has been busier than ever with our client list growing rapidly worldwide as more and more universities, cities, architects and landscape architects share our vision to understand and simulate our environment as a holistic organism.
To realize this, it is necessary to measure and evaluate the effects of sustainable actions, so for us it was a huge gain to develop this year new ways in the processing power as well as the model size. Making use of all available CPU cores, ENVI_MET is now capable to simulate whole cities in high resolutions in less time.
The past year has been threatening for many people with more and more extreme weather events occurring that proved that climate change is happening. We are bound to slow down climate change – even if we cannot stop it any more, there might be a chance to reduce its effects on nature. It is generally agreed, that carbon dioxide emission must decrease, and a more considerate usage of resources is necessary. In addition, the implementation of green infrastructure especially in cities can help to reduce pollutants getting into the atmosphere and provides better air quality for residents at the same time. For an effective use of vegetation in urban areas, knowledge about pollutant sources and pollutant dispersion, with respects to direction of wind, urban structure and resulting turbulences, is crucial.
So we are very proud that our software is used for research and education at some of the most famous universities of the world, like Harvard, Princeton, Yale and Berkeley. Showing young, gifted students the importance of creating sustainable living conditions, minimizing heat stress, air pollution and wind risk is the base of sustainable urban planning later.
We want to invite you all to join us on this path together. For the good cooperation, the many suggestions and impulses, we would like to thank you and ask you to continue supporting us.
Please keep in mind that we will be closing our office at Thursday, 22nd December 2017, but will be back on Tuesday, 2nd January 2018.
Merry Christmas and a peaceful 2018.