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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Dynamic External Louvers

Started by Aakash Goliyan in DIVA-Rhino (version 4.0). Last reply by Aakash Goliyan on Monday. 2 Replies

Hi,I am trying to apply a dynamic shading control over a buildings' south facade. I am new to Rhino+DIVA . I know there is an option to define dynamic shading under materials -1) but can that be configured for movable/rotating external louvers also…Continue

Getting an error during simulating annual glare analysis

Started by NMatin in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0) on Monday. 0 Replies

Hi everyone,I am trying to run annual glare analysis for a simple shoebox office but I am getting an error that several times.I am enclosing a screenshot in the attachment. I will be happy if somebody helps me. Thank you so much.Negar…Continue

Point-in time illuminance simulation error

Started by Dhruvak Aggarwal in DIVA-Rhino (version 4.0). Last reply by Dhruvak Aggarwal May 17. 1 Reply

HelloI am running a point-in-time illuminance metric in a fairly complicated geometry. The simulation was running fine until I was using internal roller blinds (apart from a certain degree of overestimation). But it keeps running into the same error…Continue

Climate Based Metrics - Spatial Daylight Autonomy/Annual Sunlight Exposure

Started by Maya Pacana-Bredenkamp in Uncategorized May 16. 0 Replies

Hello.I am currently using DIVA with Rhino5.  I have used DIVA on previous occasions to run a few different metrics but I do not have any experience with spatial daylight autonomy or annual sunlight exposure metrics.  The Well Building Standards'…Continue

Tags: ASE, sDA

Illuminance Optimization diva.exe PopUp

Started by Julian Jauk in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Julian Jauk May 16. 7 Replies

Hi!is there a way to keep the diva.exe running so it doesnt pop up for every iteration? Do you know what I mean?I could also save some time if the diva.exe would just run the raytracing over and over again since the general settings are the same for…Continue

Orientation based parametric study of a rhinoceros model in Diva-for-Grasshopper

Started by Michael Rosenlund in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Michael Rosenlund May 16. 2 Replies

Hallo,I wondered if there was a way to change the orientation of a rhino model from grasshopper, either by rotating the x-y plane or by rotating the entire rhino model?For my lighting simulations i have been using the current Rhinoceros scene,…Continue

Tags: Diva-for-Grasshopper., model, Rhinoceros, Orientation


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