DIVA Day 2014


The First DIVA Day Student Competition!

Deadline September 6, 2014

$750 Award for the winner!

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DIVA Day is heading West!

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd DIVA Day will be held on October 2, 2014 in Seattle, Washington! Click the image above for more information!


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.


DIVA 2.0 New Features

DIVA 2.0 Press Release


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illuminance/luminance ratio

Started by Niloufar Emami in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by Niloufar Emami yesterday. 4 Replies

Hi everyoneI have done some experimental measurements and now I am trying to do some simulations to get a calibration factor between measurements and simulations. In the measurements, I got a luminance(lux) /illuminance (cd/m^2) ratio of 3.05. In…Continue

Inconsistent Results

Started by Matt Sedor in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by Max D yesterday. 1 Reply

HI all.I seem to get inconsistent results when running the same simulation. Here are the specifics of what I am working on:I imported a sectional model from Revit to Rhino. I am studying a series of shading strategies. The model is "light tight."…Continue

Unexpected results "no shading" and "conceptual shading"

Started by Caroline Hoffmann in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by Kostas Mourkos on Thursday. 3 Replies

Hi everyone For a case-study I compared the results (electrical lighting, heating and cooling energy) for a single zone model oriented to the west with "no shading" and with "conceptual shading" (see attachment).I am a little astonished to find out,…Continue

Glass Layer design Optimization!

Started by Mahdi Soheyli Fard in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by Max D on Thursday. 5 Replies

Hi there,I am actually looking for a scenario! Yup! Looking for a scenario which makes me heading toward glass layer optimization through the project special form. How you will act if you wanna do some thing like selecting the material of your…Continue

Tags: design, layer, Optimization, Glass, Thermal

Calculating direct sunlight Hours

Started by Jurrijn Tack in DIVA-Grasshopper. Last reply by Max D on Thursday. 3 Replies

I need to calculate total sunlight hours (shadow analysis) on a surface (in hrs) for 19th february. This is for assesment of direct sunlight in livingrooms.Is it possible to do this by a validated programme like Diva?Continue

Tags: hours, sunlight

Trouble running the Update

Started by Daniel Müllner in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec Aug 22. 5 Replies

Hi there,I'm having trouble running DIVA. I used DIVA over the last couple of months but my computer crashed, so I had to reinstall it on a new PC. Everything looks fine, the DIVA toolbar shows, it tells me when my licence will expire and when I hit…Continue

Tags: Installation


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