MIT Sustainable Design Lab

Christoph Reinhart, Khadija Benis, Cody Rose

Building-Integrated Agriculture (BIA) Simulation Workflow Paper | Building Simulation 2017 Paper

SInce 2016, we have been working with the Center for Complex Engineering Systems at MIT and KACST, Freight Farms and ARUP Global Research on the devleopment of HARVEST, the first plugin for urban food production simulation. HARVEST is a plug-in for the Urban Modeling Interface (UMI). It supports the calculation of food yields and their associated energy use, water use and carbon emissions, in different types of urban farms including intensive rooftop greenhouses and indoor vertical farms.

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1 - Urban Food Profiles are baseline scenarios that can be input into Harvest

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2 - Simulation workflow

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3 - Project partners