The software plays a crucial role in landscape design and urban greening projects, offering advanced capabilities for assessing microclimate impacts and recommending sustainable materials. It conducts site-specific heat assessments and selects environmentally friendly materials, which enhances the post-construction environmental impact analysis.
Beyond these features, our Temperature Operating System "tOS" helps in selecting material specifications against long lists of BOQ “bill of quantities”, enabling the design and delivery of comfortable and durable urban spaces.
This focus on material selection not only improves energy efficiency and durability but also enhances the aesthetic appeal in landscape architecture. The platform's granular data aids in precise environmental planning, ensuring that every aspect of the landscape design is optimized for both ecological compatibility and sustainability.
Its design review and materiality analysis provide vital insights into creating more efficient and appealing landscapes, establishing tOS as an indispensable tool in supporting sustainable landscape architecture.
API Use Cases
These API capabilities of tOS allow Landscape Architects to leverage precise temperature and environmental data for innovative and sustainable design. By integrating these features into their workflow, they can enhance the functionality, aesthetic appeal, and environmental sustainability of public parks, gardens, playgrounds, and other projects, thereby promoting well-being and ecological harmony.
Site-Specific Heat Assessment
The API can be used to fetch detailed temperature classification maps for specific localities or neighborhoods to identify the size and place of hot zones throughout the day, week or months. Landscape architects can set parameters and filters through the API to customize the data retrieval according to the project's specific needs, such as analyzing temperature conditions for different times of day, or for areas frequented by vulnerable populations. Those APIs are integrable with their GIS systems or CAD drawings for both, new or existing sites.
Report Generation and Design Guideline Creation
The API facilitates the generation and download of comprehensive reports directly from tOS and through the user’s system “software”. These reports can include recommendations on cooling strategies and sustainability practices associated with data available by the user or through the tOS. Landscape architects can use the API to automate report generation for different project phases or areas, streamlining the process of sharing insights with stakeholders, supervisors, or construction teams depending on the project phase.
Data-Driven Concept Design and Material Selection
Through the API, architects can visualize and classify thermal maps to enable them to integrate insights directly into their systems, aiding in the selection of materials and design features that enhance thermal comfort at specific micro-climate conditions, or allow them how to couple different passive or active cooling insights to achieve optimal results from such interactions. The API has the capability to understand the complexity of different design aspects and provide cooling solutions to match the design objectives.
Post-Construction Near Real-Time Impact Measurement
After construction, the API provides access to near real-time temperature data streams, allowing landscape architects to measure the impact of their designs on the local microclimate. This data can be used to validate the effectiveness of implemented design strategies and contribute to the project's ESG ratings.