Welcome to umi Online Documentation

The Urban Modeling Interface (umi) is a multi-year effort, led by the Sustainable Design Lab at MIT, to develop an urban modeling platform to evaluate the environmental performance of neighborhoods and cities with respect to operational and embodied energy use, neighborhood walkability, access to daylighting, urban food production and district-level energy supply analysis. umi is a design environment for Rhinoceros 3d (Rhino) and includes an application programming interface (API) for researchers and consultants interested in adding additional performance modules and metrics. Focus users are urban designers and planners, municipalities, utilities, sustainability consultants and other urban stakeholders. umi files can be generated form scratch in Rhino or via the UBEM.io web app. UBEM.io also supports the results comparison of multiple umi files.

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