Premio ENVI-met

El premio ENVI-met UNI LAB es un premio internacional anual que reconoce la investigación e innovación sobresaliente en el campo del modelado de microclima urbano con ENVI-met.

Objetivo de la competencia. El objetivo del premio es alentar a los estudiantes de todo el mundo a desarrollar formas nuevas e innovadoras para simular, comprender y predecir el clima urbano.

Importancia. El Premio ENVI-met UNI LAB es influyente porque reconoce la excelencia en la investigación y el trabajo aplicado en el campo de la simulación del clima urbano. También destaca la importancia de la investigación del clima urbano y su potencial para ayudar a dar forma al futuro de las ciudades y el desarrollo urbano.

Participantes. Estudiantes de arquitectura, paisajismo y urbanismo son bienvenidos a participar. Los proyectos pueden desarrollarse individualmente o en grupo, pero todos los participantes deben haberse matriculado como estudiantes dentro de los 12 meses anteriores a la fecha límite de presentación.

Jurado. El jurado está compuesto por un panel de expertos en los campos de la planificación urbana, la arquitectura y la adaptación climática. El jurado evaluará cada proyecto participante en función de su relevancia dentro del campo de la planificación urbana y la adaptación climática, su calidad innovadora y técnica, así como su potencial para la implementación en el mundo real.

Ganador. El premio se otorga al mejor artículo científico que utiliza el software ENVI-met para explorar el microclima de los entornos urbanos y construidos. El documento debe incluir enfoques innovadores y/o aplicaciones del modelo.

Premio. El ENVI-met UNI LAB AWARD 2023 premiará a los proyectos ganadores por 1er lugar: 750 EUR, 2do lugar: 500 EUR y 3er lugar: 250 EUR. Además, el ganador recibirá una licencia de un año del modelo ENVI-met y será presentado virtualmente.

Entrega. Inscripciones abiertas desde el 1 de abril, fecha límite para entregas hasta el 30 de junio de 2023 (23:59 CEST).

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How to Participate

UNI LAB Award open for entries April 1

Deadline June 30, 2023 (23:59 CEST)

To participate, upload your submission before the deadline via our online form. All information should be in English.

You will receive email confirmation of receipt within 24 hours of submission. If you face any issues, please contact us on

Submission requirements

Upload one A2-sized poster in PDF format (landscape or portrait), including only the project title (no author or team names) plus an explanatory summary of your project in no more than 500 words. PDF file size no more than 10MB

The A2 poster must include at least 5 pictures developed with the ENVI-met software and at least 1 representative render or photo of the place of analysis.

This excludes graphs and tables – we suggest limiting the use of these in your poster. You can find examples of the kind of pictures we appreciate in different sections of our website. Winning projects will be asked at a later time to submit individual images in a suitable resolution for online publication.

Innovation and creativity are highly encouraged. However, we recommend thinking carefully about the material you submit since this will help us to understand and assess your project but also to present your work to our international network in social media.

Further information about the ENVI-met UNI LAB Award can be found in the FAQ

Please note the project participants must own the work contained in the submission, and it must be free of third parties’ rights or express permission must be granted by all respective right holders.

ENVI-met GmbH reserves the right to edit materials provided by entrants in order to publishing the winning projects and winners will be notified regarding their materials prior to publication. Published materials will be suitably attributed.

Evaluation of Submissions

The winners will be selected by an independent jury of four outstanding international experts in the field of sustainable architecture. The jury will be looking for projects that use ENVI-met tools to develop creative and innovative solutions against climate change.

A creative and innovative approach could encompass different aspects, for instance the variety of numerical methods used, the design approach or the feasibility and level of impact of the solution beyond just solely addressing environmental challenges. Key factors the jury will consider include:

An innovative, coherent and accurate approach to simulation, analysis and design.

Research by design
Innovation in seeking urban design strategies and nature-based solutions to address climate challenges and improve urban resilience.

Interdisciplinary thinking
Solutions which tackle issues from multiple angles or involve different fields of expertise – e.g linking climatic and microclimatic analysis to ecosystem quality, decarbonization and health.

Multi-scalar approach
Solutions that apply on different scales – e.g. from the street scale to the city scale.

Communication clarity
Quality of visualization and communication of data and results to a wide, non-expert audience e.g. citizens, policy makers, civic organizations, businesses etc.

Sustainability and Science
Solutions which consider economic, cultural, social and environmental aspects and are sensitive to the local context and challenges. The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.


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    Meet our four Judges

    Richard De Dear

    Emeritus Professor in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney where he is Director of the Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory. He has been active in the research domain of IEQ for over forty years and is currently the most highly cited researcher in the peer reviewed literature on thermal comfort (SCOPUS).

    He Co-Chairs the International Energy Agency’s (IEA-EBC) Annex 69 on Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings and is also Technical Advisor to the World Health Organization/ World Meteorological Organization Joint Climate and Health Office on Indoor Heat Risks to Human Health.

    Carmen Galán-Marín

    Architect and Professor/ Chair of Construction Technology and Sustainable Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Seville and Head of the SATH research group (Sustainability in Architecture, Technology and Heritage). Her research interests concentrate on low-carbon buildings and cities, urban climate, new materials and innovative technologies applied to architecture and construction, with special emphasis on environmental issues and sustainability.

    At the present she is involved in projects to elaborate on predictive tools for urban climate adaptation linking different urban intervention strategies to the outdoor thermal comfort perception by citizens.

    Jonathan Natanian

    Architect and Assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and Head of the Environmental Performance and Design Laboratory (EPDL). At EPDL he investigates the boundary between environmental engineering and architectural design to establish a bridge between those disciplines in a cross-contextual, multi-scale and cross-disciplinary way.

    Since 2014 he is also leading StudioADAPT – a research-based consultancy through which he is exploring the architectural applicability and spatial expression of his research on environmental performance in practice.

    Edward Ng

    Architect and Yao Ling Sun Professor of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). His main research focus is on Green Building, Environmental and Sustainable Design, and in Urban Climatology for City Planning. At CUHK, he is an Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities (IOFC) and the Team Leader of

    Urban Sustainability and Public Health in the Institute of Energy, Environment and Sustainability (IEES). He has published over 400 papers and reports, including 3 books and twice received the International Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects, and has twice been given the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Jury Commendation for Innovation Award.