Diva Day 2016

September 30

University of Toronto



Register now for DIVA Day 2016! DIVA Day is an annual symposium to discuss the use of DIVA and associated environmental analysis tools in design practice, research and architectural education. We're also holding a third annual DIVA Day Student Competition, with a $1500 prize!  Due date has been extended to September 3.


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.


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ds_el_lighting.exe has stopped working

Started by Arpan Bakshi in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by Mathias Sonderskov 6 hours ago. 1 Reply

Any ideas why my Daylight Autonomy simulation is crashing?Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: ds_el_lighting.exe Application Version: Application Timestamp: 5265c59b Fault Module Name: ds_el_lighting.exe Fault…Continue

diva for grasshopper

Started by Rania el sakhawy in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0) 21 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi all,i`m new about using Diva.when i installed  the diva license it did not appear at the upper toolbar…Continue

Glass Custom Material

Started by Zahra Mirian in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by Dhruvak Aggarwal yesterday. 10 Replies

Hi all,I am trying to do the simulation with different kind of glass and materials. I have samples of all the materials on which there are a lot of material properties numbers (which you can see in the picture below), However I don't know how to…Continue

Annual Daylight analysis exhaustive search

Started by Aya Essa in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Aya Essa on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Hi,I'm working on optimizing light-shelf settings through exhaustive search, so I want to run annual daylight analysis like 8000 times for different light-shelf settings ( angles, horizontal projection and so). The light-shelf settings are…Continue

Daylight autonomy simulation error

Started by Do Thanh Cong in DIVA-Rhino (version 4.0). Last reply by Do Thanh Cong on Monday. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,A problem occured when I run daylight autonomy simulation to test the efficiency of prismatic film by using BSDF file. The error is shown in 3 photos below. I attached my rhino and material files. My weather file is located inside of…Continue

About Daylight Factor of Diva

Started by Oyun-Erdene in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Jon Sargent on Monday. 1 Reply

Hi all,i`m new about using Diva.I want to compare results on Daylight Factor for the same location and same floor square. Result was mean DF is about 1.12%. Now I`m writing thesis `Structure and Daylight performance comparisons of Hemispherical…Continue


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