Diva Day 2017

October 27

UC Berkeley

Register now for DIVA Day 2017! DIVA Day is an annual symposium to discuss the use of DIVA and associated environmental analysis tools in design practice, research and architectural education.


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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Ground Plane in DIVA Grasshopper

Started by Jacob Dunn in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Jacob Dunn yesterday. 2 Replies

Hey all - quick question: do we need to model a ground plane when using DIVA in grasshopper?  Previous posts on this forum have said yes, but I noticed that there is a hidden input in the annual component that says 'ground reflectance."  If I modify…Continue

Tags: plane, ground

Hourly Illuminance for All Sensor Points

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

In the earlier version of DIVA, we could extract the hourly data for all sensor points in one data tree (number of sensors *number of hours). In this version, through the data viewer, the hourly data can be converted to values, but this only works…Continue

Tags: illuminance, hourly

Radiance mixfunctions in Diva for Grasshopper

Started by Tobias Skov Pedersen in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0) on Monday. 0 Replies

Hi !I'm trying to implement a workflow that can run several Diva calculation at a time. To do this I have built a workflow in Grasshopper, but are having an issue with the material input.It seems that Diva for Grasshopper (both current and previous…Continue

Ground Plane

Started by Urtza in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by Jacob Dunn on Friday. 8 Replies

Dear experts,I am trying to run a visualization from one window. I have defined a ground plane with grass material. If I run a render the ground has the material defined but if I run a visualization with DIVA the ground has the default material.I…Continue

Is DIVA v4 compatible with Rhino 6?

Started by Qinheng Zhang in DIVA-Rhino (version 4.0). Last reply by Alexandre Bessa Martins Alves Apr 19. 3 Replies

Our firm is considering buying new license for the recently released Rhino 6 and just want to check if DIVA 4 can work in new version.Thanks for help.Continue

Electrochromic glass with DGP schedule

Started by Shirin Masoudi in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0) Apr 19. 0 Replies

Hi,I have an office building with a elecrochromic glazing facade. This is divided both vertically and horizontally creating a grid. I have two users and I want to solve the glare by changing the light transmittance of every portion of the…Continue


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