DIVA Day 2014


The First DIVA Day Student Competition!

Deadline September 6, 2014

$750 Award for the winner!

Click link for more details.

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.

The DIVA 3.0 Alpha version has been released!


DIVA 2.0 New Features

DIVA 2.0 Press Release


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

Started by Mathias Sonderskov in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by Mathias Sonderskov on Thursday. 5 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


Started by Lucca Townsend in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by Lucca Townsend on Wednesday. 7 Replies

I downloaded Diva a few days ago and have been playing around with it. Currently I am trying to make a radiation map on some topography. I divided the topography into flat planes (there are about 300 of them). I am having a lot of trouble mapping on…Continue

an error in DIVA visualisation

Started by Niloufar Emami in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec on Wednesday. 5 Replies

Hi,I am simulating different shading devices for a room and when I try to visualize the scene, I get the attached error. I should say that I have checked the materials and I can get exterior visualizations with no problem. any ideas?ThanksNiloufar…Continue

File not found line 2095, char 2

Started by Mathias Sonderskov in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec on Wednesday. 3 Replies

HiI've googled around this forum without luck in searching for a solution for this error. I have a basic setup in which I am testing different shading devices to get a radiation map on my structure. It's been working perfectly fine except in one of…Continue

Tags: diva3, found, not, file, 2095

Grid Base Simulation

Started by Nasim Shareghi in Uncategorized. Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Hi,I was wondering if it is possible in Diva to set different scales for day lighting grid base simulation. Because sometimes the scale is showing a too large amount and that might results in lower accurate image for it shows less details in color.…Continue


Started by K. M. Lima in Uncategorized. Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hello,I was wondering...:Does DIVA and/or DAYSIM 4 use the Lightswitch algorithm to simulate the detailed dynamic shading controls, similarly as for the electric lighting control?In the paper (Reinhart, 2004), it is mentioned three slat angles for…Continue

Tags: Lightswitch, Dynamic shading


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