Premio ENVI-met

L’ENVI-met UNI LAB Award è un premio internazionale annuale che riconosce l’eccezionale ricerca e innovazione nella modellazione del microclima urbano con il software ENVI-met.

Obiettivo della competizione.

L’obiettivo del premio è incoraggiare gli studenti di tutto il mondo nello sviluppo di modi nuovi e innovativi per simulare, comprendere e prevedere il clima urbano. Sono invitati a partecipare gli studenti di architettura, architettura del paesaggio e urbanistica. I progetti possono essere sviluppati individualmente o in gruppo, ma tutti i partecipanti devono essere stati iscritti come studenti nei 12 mesi precedenti la scadenza di presentazione.


La giuria è composta da esperti nei settori dell’urbanistica, dell’architettura e dell’adattamento climatico. La giuria valuterà ogni progetto partecipante in base alla sua rilevanza nel campo della pianificazione urbana e dell’adattamento climatico, la sua qualità innovativa e tecnica, nonché il suo potenziale per l’implementazione nel mondo reale.


Il premio viene assegnato al miglior articolo scientifico che utilizza il software ENVI-met per esplorare il microclima degli ambienti urbani e costruiti. Il documento dovrebbe includere approcci innovativi e/o applicazioni modello. L’ENVI-met UNI LAB AWARD 2023 premierà i progetti vincitori per il 1° posto: 750 EUR, il 2° posto: 500 EUR e il 3° posto: 250 EUR. Inoltre, il vincitore riceverà una licenza di un anno di ENVI-met e il suo progetto sarà presentato online.

Leading software for high-resolution 3D modeling of urban microclimate to analyze the impact of buildings, vegetation, etc. on the urban climate with the aim of planning climate-friendly cities and improving the quality of life in metropolitan areas - designed for professional use by architects, landscape architects, urban planners etc., as well as for research at universities.

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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.


Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the UNI LAB Award.

Welcome to the ENVI-met UNI LAB AWARD 2023

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Meet our Judges

ENVI-met UNI LAB Award Jury - Richard de Dear
Richard De Dear

Emeritus Professor in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney, Co-Chair of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA-EBC) Annex 69 on Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings and also Technical Advisor to the World Health Organization/ World Meteorological Organization Joint Climate and Health Office on Indoor Heat Risks to Human Health.

ENVI-met UNI LAB Award Jury - Carmen Galan
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).

ENVI-met UNI LAB Award Jury - Emanuele Naboni
Emanuele Naboni

Associate Professor of Climate Change Design at the University of Parma (Italy), Lecturer at the Master of Architecture of Extreme Environments at The Royal Design Academy (Copenhagen, Denmark), Module Leader at the School of Sustainability of Mario Cucinella Architects (Milano, Italy).

ENVI-met UNI LAB Award Jury - Jonathan Natanian
Jonathan Natanian

Architect and Assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Head of the Environmental Performance and Design Laboratory (EPDL). Since 2014 he is also leading StudioADAPT.

ENVI-met UNI LAB Award Jury - Edward Ng
Edward Ng

Architect and Yao Ling Sun Professor of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK. 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).