Research and education for climate-smart cities of the future

Research and education are essential to prepare the next generation for the challenges of climate change and to promote sustainable urban development. Universities play a central role in raising awareness and imparting knowledge about climate-smart cities. ENVI-met, the leading 3D urban climate modeling software, enables students to accurately analyze the impact of their urban designs on the microclimate. More than 3,000 studies demonstrate the value of ENVI-met in the academic world. Prospective architects, urban planners, and landscape architects learn to develop evidence-based, climate-smart solutions that improve the quality of life in urban spaces. The training prepares them to design innovative urban plans that promote both climate adaptation and mitigation.

The use of ENVI-met in the classroom also enables students to understand and evaluate the complex interactions between urban development, vegetation and urban climate. Universities and colleges use ENVI-met to provide practical and research-based education that empowers students to drive sustainable change in urban planning and architecture. The integration of ENVI-met into research and teaching not only supports the training of professionals who are up to the challenges of climate change, but also promotes an interdisciplinary approach. This approach is crucial for the development and implementation of effective strategies for the resilience and sustainability of urban spaces.

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

Cité Descartes: Expanding the Campus for Sustainable Urban Innovation

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 Science License

for universities

Volume license

No commercial use

Service releases are included

Multi-year discount

Annual price including all updates:

1,500 EUR*