SOLWEIG – A climate design tool
SOLWEIG is a computer software model which can be used to estimate and analyse the complex interaction between urban design and the thermal environment. We have extended this work by building a computer software and graphical user-friendly tool that integrates the SOLWEIG model. The tool is written in Java, while the SOLWEIG model is in MATLAB. It has been tested and evaluated by both normal users and researchers who are familiar to the SOLWEIG model. This tool is a crucial step to allow sharing the model to the users, such as architects and urban planners.