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 Metrics, Annual and Individual Time Step Glare Analysis, LEED and CHPS Daylighting Compliance, and Single Thermal Zone Energy and Load Calculations.
Hi, I would like to model a window with two different glass material. Here is a screen shot from the simple model that I made. I would like to know if this is the right way to make a window with 2 different glass or I should make my model different.…Continue
Hello all,I am doing a curtain wall study and the impacts on daylighting and energy use. I have been following this tutorial which is pretty helpful:http://vimeo.com/77813576However, I was wondering how to…Continue
I am looking to simulate a daylight simulation for a split blind system for a space that had a glazed partition. That means that my simulation has three different glazing layers: window with blinds, window without blinds and parition. I am happy…Continue
Hello,I have questions regarding thermal analysis using viper component especially in HVAC system aspect. I think Alstan briefly described the change between the old and new versions of viper in one of the previous postings if I remember correctly.…Continue
Hello!How does one go about dynamic shading for DIVA when using Grasshopper. It seems you can add the shade geometry and assign materials, but doesn't this mean the shades are on for the whole year regardless if direct light is/is not hitting your…Continue