CLIMAPLUS: an early-design web-tool

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Dear Colleagues,

We have launched an updated version of ClimaPlus, an early-design web-tool developed to facilitate the design of naturally ventilated and hybrid/mixed-mode buildings that are energy-efficient and low-carbon. The tool is being used for teaching in a residential course at MIT, as well as in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Sustainable Building Design that we developed in collaboration with MIT Energy Initiative.

ClimaPlus allows you to do analysis for any location in the world where there is a climate data available. You can select a location from over 2,000 locations already available in the web-tool or load your own climate data in EPW file format. Outdoor and indoor climate analysis charts can be exported to vector images for editing. Please go to to explore more.

Contact us at aarsano at

Best regards,

Alpha Yacob Arsano
PhD Candidate
Building Technology Program, MIT

Christoph Reinhart
Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave, Rm 5-418, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

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