Standard organizations are typically not frequented by architects. Yet, these committees do more and more influence what performance
criteria architects have to design for. This situation is undesirable since there is not feedback mechanism that reports how
standard requirements influence design decisions in practice.more>>.
The objective of this National Science Foundation project is to develop an urban
simulation platform. The project is a collaboration with Penn State and the Harvard
School of Public Health. more>>
Urban Microclimate is a new, multi-year effort by the Building Technology Program at MIT to predict local effects of neighboring buildings
and landscape on ambient temperature and relative humidity, solar radiation, and wind.
How likely are people to walk or bike in different neighborhoods? What urban design parameters contribute to more walkable cities?
This project aims to devleop new analysis workflows to facilitate the design of more pedestrian and bike friendly neighborhoods
Together with the City of Cambridge and Modern Development Studio we developed an interactive online map of electricity
yields and associated costs for installing PV on rooftops in Cambridge. more>>
In this project we developed a new technique to quantify the daylighting potential of cities and neighborhoods. The urban daylight pulgin is now part of the umi tool.