MIT Sustainable Design Lab

Christoph Reinhart, Khadija Benis, Cody Rose

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

We are working with the Center for Complex Engineering Systems at MIT and KACST, Freight Farms and ARUP Global Research, to develop HARVEST, the first plugin for urban food production simulation. HARVEST will allow the user to estimate food yields and their associated energy use, water use and carbon emissions, in different types of urban farms, such as intensive green roofs, 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