Climate-friendly urban planning with sustainable architecture

Sealed surfaces and dense buildings contribute to urban heat island effects, which are exacerbated by global warming. These effects reduce the quality of life through higher temperatures and poorer air quality, which in turn drives up energy consumption for cooling and air filtration in urban areas. Often seen as part of the problem of climate change, cities can also be part of the solution. Climate-smart urban development and measures to improve the urban climate are essential for healthy living in urban areas. Urban planners and decision makers need reliable planning tools that take into account a variety of factors to effectively design sustainable architecture and urban climate. The urban climate simulation software ENVI-met supports the development of sustainable settlement and mobility solutions by analyzing the impact of building architecture and urban vegetation on the climate. It facilitates the evaluation of measures to improve the quality of life.

The greening and shading of buildings mitigates temperature increases and can reduce heat stress in urban areas, benefiting vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly and the chronically ill. ENVI-met is a scientifically based tool that can be used to study the effects of structural changes on the urban climate, including the effects of different building materials, rainfall infiltration and vegetation development. Careful planning is essential for climate-friendly urban design with reduced surface sealing, abundant vegetation, and green facades. ENVI-met supports optimal solutions for sustainable urban development.

ENVI-met Software Features: Advancing Microclimate Simulation and Analysis for Cities

City-Focused Capabilities: Enhancing Sustainable Design and Climate-Responsive Urban Planning 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.

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

Innovation City Bottrop: Pioneering Sustainable Urban Development

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 City License

for the public sector

No commercial use

Professional technical support

Service releases are included

Multi-year discount

Annual price including all updates:

2,400 EUR*