DIVA Day 2014

Announcing the winner of the first DIVA Day Student Competition:

Salma El Ahmar
Sapienza University of Rome

Congratulations Salma!

And congratulations to our first runner-up:

Niloufar Emami of The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


our second runner-up team:

Justin Schwartzoff, Nicole Peterson and Michael Gilbride of The University of Washington IDL

See their winning entries here!

Thank you to all of the students who submitted their work and

everyone who attended DIVA Day 2014! Seattle was a success!

The presentations from the day of the conference website are online now!


What is DIVA-for-Rhino?

DIVA-for-Rhino is a highly optimized daylighting and energy modeling plug-in for the Rhinoceros - NURBS modeler. The plug-in was initially developed at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and is now distributed and developed by Solemma LLC. DIVA-for-Rhino allows users to carry out a series of environmental performance evaluations of individual buildings and urban landscapes including Radiation Maps, Photorealistic Renderings, Climate-Based Daylighting MetricsAnnual and Individual Time Step Glare Analysis, LEED and CHPS Daylighting Compliance, and Single Thermal Zone Energy and Load Calculations.

The DIVA 3.0 Alpha version has been released!

Update: A beta version has been released (, which extends the license until November 15.


Presentations and audio from DIVA Day 2014 have been posted!

DIVA 2.0 New Features

DIVA 2.0 Press Release


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values of internal loads' utilization factor

Started by Simone in DIVA-Grasshopper. Last reply by Simone 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello, I'd like to know if it's possible to add an extra output in Viper. I'm interested to read the hourly values of the internal loads' utilization factor. It's possible?thanksSimoneContinue

Tags: internal load, utilization factor

applying material

Started by shahryar in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec 22 hours ago. 1 Reply

Dear All,I would like to ask you that whether  it is possible to apply material in Revit and import 3d model solid into Rhino/Diva. My project has 5 stories and is a huge building. Which do you recommend to apply material ?Yours sincerelyContinue

Tags: revit, rhino, Diva

Electrochromic glazings

Started by ahoo malek in Uncategorized. Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec 23 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hi All,I was wondering if we can use Elechtrochromic glazing as a material for window in Diva or any glazing that change the visible light transmittance based on interior light level.Thanks,AhooContinue

running multiple simulations/components at the same time

Started by Mathias Sonderskov in DIVA-Grasshopper. Last reply by Mathias Sonderskov yesterday. 2 Replies

HiI've got this idea,When im running multiple simulations in diva/rhino with multiple files, i get to use several threads, or cores, on my computer, as long as im in different rhino files.I was wondering if the could some time in the future be…Continue

thermal analysis error

Started by Kostas Mourkos in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by Kostas Mourkos yesterday. 4 Replies

Hi Alstan,I am trying to run a thermal analysis. The model is very simple and I make sure that the surface normal are pointing outwards. Unfortunatelly I got an error message. Then I opened the idf file found in the temp folder and I didn't find any…Continue

Simulation parameters Viper

Started by Siemen in DIVA-Grasshopper. Last reply by Jon Sargent yesterday. 1 Reply

Hi,Is it possible to set the simulation parameters of the pop-up menu of Viper with number sliders? I would like to run a loop of daily simulations without changing the dates in the pop-up menu for every simulation.Thanks,SiemenContinue


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