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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Manual shading control

Started by Helena in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Jon Sargent 13 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello all!I'm running a dynamic shading simulation with manual shading controls for an east facing window. The illuminance schedule shows excess daylight in the morning that is triggering the shades to go down, but in the afternoon, when the…Continue

Tags: dynamic, control, shading, manual

DIVA Grasshopper

Started by Inês Maria Mira Martinho in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Inês Maria Mira Martinho 19 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi all, do you know how to change the value of 300 Lux when I´m doing the Annual Daylight simulation on Grasshopper? I want to set a higher limit, because I'm doing a exterior simulation and 300 Lux is too small. I know how to change the limits on…Continue

wall air gap

Started by Francesca Pagliaro in ARCHSIM-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Francesca Pagliaro 21 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hi all,I have a question about the “Detailed Glazing Construction assembley” in the Materials and Constructions Section.…Continue

Partition wall between two thermal zones not fully recognized

Started by Per-Axel in ARCHSIM-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Timur Dogan yesterday. 3 Replies

Hi, I have a building model with two thermal zones set to different temperature conditions that are separated with interior partition walls. However, only some of these walls are recognized as partition wall while the rest is assigned as facades.…Continue

Tags: interior wall, partition

energy assessment

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

Hi all,previous DIVA used to be able energy analysis using a component called viper.I am using version 4.0 now and I could not find Viper nor any component to analyse energy consumption.any recommendations in this regards?Continue

Tags: canalysis, energy, viper

LEED v4 - Credit 7: Daylight, Option 2 (Point in time)

Started by Mathias Sonderskov in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by Sandy Houck on Monday. 7 Replies

Dear DIVA teamIn LEEDv4 EQc7 Option 2 we have to do a point in time evaluation of the illuminance level at 9 am and 15pm. The LEED guide writes:4) From the TMY, select a day within 15 days of march 21 that has the clearest sky condition at 9am5)…Continue

Tags: Option2, EQc7, LEEDv4, LEED


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