32 Design Questions cove.tool Can Answer in Different Project Phases

January 16, 2020 - 3 minutes read

Concept/ Pre-Design

Schematic Design

Design Development

Construction Drawings

Concept/ Pre-design

  • How does massing impact energy?
  • How does massing impact daylight?
  • How do other similar buildings perform?
  • What passive strategies make sense for my building?
  • What are some case studies from other high performance buildings?

Schematic Design

  • What is the optimal glazing percentage?
  • How to ensure low glare on my facade?
  • How does wall insulation help reduce energy?
  • How do different glass products impact energy and daylight?
  • Which mechanical system is optimal?
  • Do solar panels make sense for my project?
  • How much water do low flow fixtures help me offset?
  • What is the most cost and energy optimal upgrade?
  • What is the cheapest way to get a certain number of LEED points?
  • Can my building be net zero?
  • What is the most cost optimal way to meet energy code?
  • How can I get energy savings with a quick payback?

Design Development

  • How to ensure low glare on my facade?
  • Do I need interior or exterior shading strategies? 
  • What is the optimal wall and roof insulation for my project?
  • How do different glass products impact energy and daylight?
  • Which mechanical system is optimal?
  • How much water do low flow fixtures help me offset?
  • What is the most cost and energy optimal upgrade?
  • What is the cheapest way to get a certain number of LEED points?
  • Can my building be net zero?
  • What is the most cost optimal way to meet energy code?
  • How can I get energy savings with a quick payback?

Construction Drawings

  • What is the most cost optimal way to meet energy code?
  • How can I get energy savings with a quick payback?
  • How to ensure low glare on my facade?
  • Which glass product and manufacturer should I specify?
  • Do I need interior or exterior shading strategies?
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