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IBPSA 2017 Abstracts due August 10th

Hi Everyone,

Passing this along for a colleague who is working on the conference planning - 

Please consider submitting an abstract to Building Simulation 2017- the biennial conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). The conference will be held in San Francisco from August 7-9, 2017. This is the first time it has been held in the US since 1995.

 

Abstracts for peer-reviewed papers are due August…

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Added by Kera Lagios on July 12, 2016 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Daylight and Emotion Survey

Hi all,

am currently researching on Daylight and Emotion as part of my M.Arch thesis and I need your input! I need a certain mass of input for this research so I hope you can complete my survey here. It should take you less than 5 minutes.

Thank you and have a good day!

Geraldine Quek…

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Added by Geraldine Quek Cai Ting on April 12, 2016 at 10:25am — 1 Comment

DIVA and HDR photography workshops at PLEA 2016 in LA (July 10 & 13)

Solemma is announcing three lighting and energy performance workshops in collaboration with the Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) conference this year in Los Angeles, USA! Please see below for the course descriptions and registration links. We are looking forward to seeing some of you in Los Angeles.

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Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on March 23, 2016 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

HLB Job Posting - Daylighting Specialist

Hi Everyone,

We are passing along a job posting for a Daylighting Design Specialist at Horton Lees Brogden (HLB) - multiple locations. If you are interested, please use the contact information in the PDF link below.

Click here for HLB Daylighting Job…

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Added by Kera Lagios on July 21, 2015 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Work of BAC Sustainable Systems students showcases DIVA

Dan Weissman, a long time DIVA enthusiast, taught students to use DIVA as an analysis and design tool throughout his Sustainable Systems 1 class last fall at the BAC (Boston Architectural College). Check out more of the students' work here.

Credit: Annika B. Nilsson Ripps…

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Added by Kera Lagios on February 10, 2015 at 11:46am — No Comments

DIVA-3.0 Released!

After a week of silence with the download available, we would like to officially announce the release of DIVA-3.0! You may wish to view the presentation of new features from DIVA Day 2014: presentation, mp3 audio. DIVA now supports the new LEED…

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Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on December 20, 2014 at 11:28am — No Comments

Alpha Release of DIVA 3.0!

In preparation for DIVA Day 2014, we are pleased to announce the alpha release of DIVA version 3.0! With this update, DIVA supports the new LEED v4 metric via IES-LM-83's sDA metric. Also electric lighting is coming to DIVA with the ability to load in and position measured electric lighting data via IES files in the DIVA GUI. Please read the information below, and then feel free to try it out. Even if your DIVA-2.0 trial is…

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Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on September 4, 2014 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

DIVA Workshop / Training, April 3rd at Rhino Day 2014 in Guadalajara, Mexico

Dear colleagues,



I wanted to let you all know that I will be teaching a full-day workshop on using DIVA and daylighting analysis for architectural design. This will take place on April 3rd at this year's Rhino Day in Guadalajara, Mexico. The price is $95, which includes a day of instruction, sample models and Grasshopper scripts, and a DIVA license…

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Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on March 14, 2014 at 3:03pm — No Comments

DIVA 2.1.1.0 Released

Dear DIVA Users,

We recently released DIVA 2.1.1.0 - Beta, available for download from the Solemma webpage. Since there was never a blog post made for the DIVA 2.1 series, below is a list of the major features and bug fixes. A complete list, as always, can be seen in the last three entries of the changelog. There are…

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Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on October 29, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Mr.Comfy 0.16 released- spatially map E+ simulation results alongside DIVA metrics

Dear DIVA community,

during these past few years intensively working with & teaching DIVA, I have frequently observed the power of spatially representing daylight metrics to enhance the performance knowledge of designers and building science professionals alike.

Based on those experiences, I've authored a tool that extends the data domain of spatial metrics mapping to include the output of multi-zone thermal building simulations. It's available to you at…

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Added by Max D on October 14, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

DIVA Day 2013 Presentations Now Posted!

Thanks everyone for your patience in waiting for these to get uploaded -

tremendous work presented by everyone. A really simulating, exciting day.

DIVA Day 2013 Presentations…

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Added by Kera Lagios on September 16, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Kera is giving a DIVA Demo Webcast at 5:00pm EDT today!

I'm giving a short DIVA-for-Rhino/DIVA-for-Grasshopper Demo that will be webcast from the Radiance International Workshops in Golden, CO at 5pm!  Login info below. 

-Kera and the DIVA Team

To listen:

Here's all you need to know about that:

http://www.nrel.gov/about/golden.html

Security knows what you're here for (so does the…

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Added by Kera Lagios on August 12, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

DIVA Day 2013 Registration Now Open!

Early bird registration now open!

We are pleased to announce DIVA Day 2013 will take place on July…

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Added by Kera Lagios on May 29, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Umi - A New Urban Modeling Software from the MIT Sustainable Design Lab

Dear colleagues:



Some of you might be interested in umi, a new, Rhino-based design environment for modeling the environmental performance of neighborhoods and cities regarding operational energy use (EnergyPlus), walkability and daylighting potential (Daysim/Radiance). umi is being developed by the Sustainable Design Lab at MIT and can be downloaded from http://www.urbanmodeling.net/.



We gave an one hour overview of…

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Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on May 9, 2013 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Join DIVA & Viper Developer, Jon Sargent, at the facades + conference on April 12th, in NYC!

Jon, also of SOM, will be leading a workshop entitled, Environmental Performance In Parametric Envelope Design, and through a series of…

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Added by Kera Lagios on March 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Important: Bug in Rhino 5, Service Release 1 (SR1)

Dear DIVA users,

There is a bug with Rhinoscript in Rhino 5 SR1, released on January 29, 2013 which causes certain elements of DIVA to break. We recommend to avoid upgrading at this time and to keep the original version of Rhino included with your installation CD. 

We will update this…

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Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on February 15, 2013 at 3:03pm — 18 Comments

New D4R Video Tutorials Uploaded!

Hi Everyone,

I have just created a few new tutorials that are now available on our Video Tutorials webpage (and on the diva4rhino YouTube page as well).

Customizing the Daysim Simulation…

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Added by Kera Lagios on January 22, 2013 at 11:10pm — No Comments

New Example Models and Scripts Download Pages

We have added a few helpful pages under our "Tips & Tricks" section of our User Guide.

If you are having trouble finding the link to download models used in our tutorials, check out our new page:

Example Models

For the various scripts we have written…

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Added by Kera Lagios on January 22, 2013 at 12:45am — No Comments

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