Creating Cooler Cities: Landscape Architects Leading Climate Adaptation through Urban Green Planning

Advancing Climate-Responsive Landscape Design and Microclimate Analysis with ENVI-met Software

Landscape architects play a critical role in understanding the dynamic relationship between humans and nature when designing outdoor environments. With rising temperatures, more frequent extreme weather events, and changing precipitation patterns, landscape architects are at the forefront of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

By incorporating green infrastructure into urban design, landscape architects can foster thermally comfortable urban climates in the face of global warming. ENVI-met offers advanced analysis tools that simulate the intricate interactions between plant physiology and the local microclimate. Furthermore, ENVI-met enables the assessment of the thermal comfort impact of water in its various forms, facilitating the development of optimal design solutions.

ENVI-met Software Features: Empowering Accurate Microclimate Simulation and Analysis

Enhancing Sustainable Design and Climate-Responsive Urban Planning: Empowering Landscape Architects with ENVI-met

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.

Solar analysis

Shadow casting
Three-dimensional solar and shadow simulations

Reflection analysis
Complex calculation of multiple reflections in the model environment

High-resolution module
Dynamic boundary conditions for the analysis of building physics

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.

Pollutant dispersion

Air pollutants
Analysis of dispersion, transformation and deposition in urban areas

Holistic microclimate simulation
Pollutant dispersion modelling for the assessment of reactive and non-reactive gases under consideration of the microclimate

User-defined traffic emission profiles
Pollutant analysis based on customizable vehicle fleet emission factors

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.
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.

Building physics

Façade temperatures
High-resolution simulation of façade and wall temperatures in direct interaction with the urban climate as well as estimation of building energy consumption

Exchange processes with green roofs and façades
High-resolution modeling of vegetated surfaces and their substrates, including heat and moisture transfer, as well as their interactions with the building

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.

Green & Blue Technologies

Vegetation modeling
Simulation of evapotranspiration, CO₂ intake and leaf temperature based on photosynthetic rate

Green wall modeling
Calculation of the radiative transfer of the vegetation layer, considering substrate layers and wall structures

Water mist simulation
Simulation of the cooling effect of fine water spray on air temperature

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.

Wind flow

Wind speed and patterns in complex environments
Simulation of three-dimensional wind and turbulence fields

Effects on the flow field
Estimation of wind conditions at each point in the model, considering vegetation, thermal conditions and local weather

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.

Outdoor thermal comfort

Thermal Comfort Indices
Calculation of different stationary bioclimatological Indices such as Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET), SET* or Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI).

Dynamic Thermal Comfort
Simulation of biometeorological Processes and Thermal Comfort of moving pedestrians considering the constantly changing microclimatological boundary conditions.

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.

Vegetation Analysis

Simulation of wind stress and tree damage
Illustration of the risk of mechanical damage to the branch level

Tree Site Assessment
Comprehensive analysis of microclimate growing conditions for existing or planned tree locations

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.

Humidity

Feedback analysis
Analysis of feedback between different “Green and Blue” technologies and the microclimate model

Rethink Athens: Revitalizing Urban Spaces through Innovative Design and Sustainability

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.

ENVI-met Business License

for commercial use

Commercial use

Professional technical support

Service releases are included

Multi-year discount

Annual price including all updates:

3,500 EUR*