Effect of Window Shapes on Building Energy Use

Published on September 13, 2019

Introduction: The purpose of this study is to observe the sensitivity of the modeled window…

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How to log LEED’s Integrative Process credit using cove.tool

Published on August 27, 2019 The work users do in cove.tool can also help them earn LEED Points. As design... Read More

How does shading impact design performance?

Published on August 27, 2019

Solar Shading is a powerful passive strategy that if fully utilized can have a massive impact on your overall building’s performance. However, this is dependent on a multitude of factors including the amount of shading added and the program that are in the building.

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Façade Optimization made Simple with Parametric Automation

Published on August 12, 2019 Imagine a software that could automatically understand where your building is, where the glass is,... Read More

5 Steps to make a Performance Diagram for your Project Pursuit

Published on July 30, 2019 Building Performance is a science very few people outside of the AEC industry understand. Yet... Read More

How to Run an Energy Conservation Measure (ECM) Analysis

Published on July 30, 2019 An Energy Conservation Measure (ECM) is proposed to improve the energy efficiency of building infrastructure,... Read More

How Many Truckloads of Ice is your building saving?

Published on July 29, 2019 Research showcases that mountain glaciers contribute about 15 lb of ice melt for each lb... Read More

Early Stage analysis for Renovation Project (Case Study)

Published on July 15, 2019 This article demonstrates how the stakeholders can use Cove.tool to optimize for cost and energy... Read More

How can you enhance your design skills in 3 steps?

Published on July 15, 2019 With the recent AIA resolution (for energy efficiency), more efficient energy codes, targets like LEED,... Read More

How do minor orientation changes impact the building EUI?

Published on June 28, 2019 Short Answer: It depends significantly on your glazing percentage. If you have a glazing percentage... Read More

How to create custom templates in cove.tool: Laboratory, Library or Gymnasium

Published on June 28, 2019 Building Type is a factor used in energy modeling software to differentiate commercial buildings into... Read More

How Many LEED points do you get for Water Use Intensity Reduction?

Published on June 4, 2019

Cove.tool automates the interior Water Use Intensity (WUI) calculation for your building and the impact of low flow fixtures and potential number of LEED points it can yield

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How is your glass impacting your energy performance?

Published on May 30, 2019 The openings in the building envelope that are covered with a transparent surface are known... Read More

Solar Shading in cove.tool

Published on May 30, 2019 Image Courtesy Duda Paine Architects Fins and Overhangs Cove.tool offers a Facade and Context Page... Read More

5 Building Performance Metrics Every Architect should know

Published on May 21, 2019 EUI (kBtu/ft2/yr) A building's energy use intensity refers to the energy required to operate and... Read More

Import Revit, Rhino, SKP to cove.tool

Published on May 8, 2019

Revit, Rhino, SKP to cove.tool. Cove.tool’s modeling software plugins were created to streamline the import of building geometry.

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cove.tool at the UN Environment Assembly 4

Published on May 8, 2019 cove.tool attended, by special invitation, the UN Science and Business Policy Forum and the UN... Read More

LEED points and cove.tool

Published on May 7, 2019 Cove.tool assists in pursuing the following LEED v.4 credits: IP c1, SS c1, EA p2,... Read More

15 Steps to 100% AIA 2030 Energy Modeling Adoption in Your Firm

Published on May 7, 2019 Having worked with architecture teams large and small on the path to implementing early stage... Read More

Return on Investment and Simple Payback with cove.tool

Published on May 7, 2019

Cove.tool utilizes a simple payback methodology for the return on investment calculation. The payback period refers to the amount of time it takes to recover the cost of an investment.

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What are Carbon Emissions (and why do they matter?)

Published on May 6, 2019 When we talk about carbon emissions, we’re focusing specifically on carbon dioxide, or CO2. Naturally,... Read More

What is energy use intensity (EUI)?

Published on May 6, 2019 Energy Use Intensity (EUI) is a building’s annual energy consumption relative to its gross area.... Read More

Single Zone vs Multi Zone Energy Model for Early Stage Design

Published on May 6, 2019 Introduction: The purpose of this study is to reduce the time and effort put into... Read More

How to use Passive Strategies in your Design

Published on April 23, 2019

Designing with passive strategies is about understanding the constraints and creating design responses that do not

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Why Correct Inputs Are Important In an Energy Model?

Published on April 8, 2019 ​ Building Energy Modeling (BEM) is a physics-based computer simulation of a building that can... Read More

How Efficient Are Your Energy Modeling Inputs?

Published on April 8, 2019 ​The efficiency spectrum below are a good guide for various energy modeling inputs ​ Read More

Public Safety Facility – Georgia Institute of Technology

Published on March 19, 2019 ​ Architect: Houser Walker Architecture, Pond Landscape Designer: Pond MEP Engineers: Pond Contractor: Ajax Sustainability Consultants: Pattern r+d 01//... Read More

10 Questions With Arpan Bakshi

Published on March 19, 2019 Arpan Bakshi is an Associate at internationally renowned Foster + Partners in London. Trained as... Read More

UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Cove.tool

Published on March 11, 2019 UN Sustainable Development Goals The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global... Read More

2030 Challenge and cove.tool

Published on March 7, 2019 What is the 2030 Challenge? This is a target introduced in 2006 by Architecture 2030... Read More

10 Questions With Natalia Quintanilla

Published on February 11, 2019 Natalia Quintanilla is a Building Science Specialist at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture where... Read More

Energy Efficient Classroom using cove.tool

Published on January 28, 2019 ​​ Image Courtesy Cooper Carry 01// Project Profile The classroom building is located in Saint... Read More

Energy Efficient Lab Building using cove.tool

Published on January 28, 2019 ​​ Image Courtesy EYP 2013, Phase 1 of Health Sciences Research Building ​ 01// Project... Read More

Comparing Results Between EnergyPlus and Cove.tool on a Classroom Renovation Project

Published on January 28, 2019 ​​ The world of energy modeling can be broadly divided into 2 main categories: Early... Read More

High Performance Office in Palo Alto

Published on January 28, 2019 Shared by DES Architects and Engineers. This case study focuses on creating an early stage... Read More

Affordable and energy efficient multi-family using cove.tool

Published on January 22, 2019 Why this matters? For decades, housing costs have risen faster than incomes. Since 1960, renters’... Read More

3 Ways How Technology Can Simplify Performance Modeling

Published on January 13, 2019

In this climate where workers are more proactive in choosing to affiliate themselves with companies that care for the environment, it is imperative that employers begin valuing sustainability.

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​10 Steps For Creating a Mixed-Use Project

Published on January 8, 2019 DOWNLOAD FULL GUIDE HERE This article focuses on 10 Steps For Creating a Mixed-Use Automatically... Read More

5 Things for an AIA 2030 Ready Office Building

Published on December 13, 2018 Download Full PDF ​​ Why Bother with High Performance Office Buildings? Company Growth: Every office... Read More

5 Things to Look for in a High Performance Facade

Published on November 28, 2018 Download PDF HOW FACADE IMPACTS US Façade is the single most important factor in certain... Read More

Natural vs Plastic Christmas Tree and Carbon Emissions

Published on November 28, 2018 If you are wondering "is it more sustainable to have a natural tree Christmas tree... Read More

Comparing the Energy Codes: US vs CANADA

Published on November 26, 2018 Intro This article analytically compares two major reference energy standards, ASHRAE 90.1 (2013) and NECB... Read More

Big Data for Building Decisions

Published on November 26, 2018 With energy codes updating across America, many developers are rightly worried about the rising costs... Read More

EnergyPlus Comparison on a Project

Published on November 26, 2018 What is cove.tool? The cove.tool gives the project team every opportunity to make the best... Read More

Saving 1 Million Dollars with cove.tool for a High Performance Multi-family

Published on November 23, 2018 For the first time, multifamily real estate developers have a tool to lower the cost of their buildings even... Read More

Which Certification is Right for You?

Published on November 23, 2018 With the growing focus on building performance, our market has also grown to have many... Read More

The Daylight Story

Published on November 23, 2018 The Central Atlanta Library presents an exciting design challenge, with the desire to keep the... Read More

When Performance Meets Design

Published on November 23, 2018 Anytime I start working on a new project and the entire team is at the... Read More

How does a Tesla impact your Carbon Footprint?

Published on November 23, 2018 Back in 2016, I was one of the over 1 Million people who put a... Read More

5 ways to discuss building performance at your next project pursuit

Published on November 23, 2018 Download PDF Site: This includes not only the macro-climate, but also the micro-climate. Where your... Read More

cove.tool and 2030 Commitment

Published on May 15, 2018 Research on over 50 Architecture firms pointed that the current process to track the AIA... Read More

Public Safety Facility – Georgia Institute of Technology

Published on March 19, 2019 ​ Architect: Houser Walker Architecture, Pond Landscape Designer: Pond MEP Engineers: Pond Contractor: Ajax Sustainability Consultants: Pattern r+d 01//... Read More

High Performance Student Union

Published on February 11, 2019 Architect: Workshop Architects, Cooper Carry Landscape Designer: Olin MEP Engineers: Newcomb and Boyd Contractor: Gilbane​... Read More

Energy Efficient Classroom using cove.tool

Published on January 28, 2019 ​​ Image Courtesy Cooper Carry 01// Project Profile The classroom building is located in Saint... Read More

Energy Efficient Lab Building using cove.tool

Published on January 28, 2019 ​​ Image Courtesy EYP 2013, Phase 1 of Health Sciences Research Building ​ 01// Project... Read More

Comparing Results Between EnergyPlus and Cove.tool on a Classroom Renovation Project

Published on January 28, 2019 ​​ The world of energy modeling can be broadly divided into 2 main categories: Early... Read More

High Performance Office in Palo Alto

Published on January 28, 2019 Shared by DES Architects and Engineers. This case study focuses on creating an early stage... Read More

Big Data for Building Decisions

Published on November 26, 2018 With energy codes updating across America, many developers are rightly worried about the rising costs... Read More

EnergyPlus Comparison on a Project

Published on November 26, 2018 What is cove.tool? The cove.tool gives the project team every opportunity to make the best... Read More

Saving 1 Million Dollars with cove.tool for a High Performance Multi-family

Published on November 23, 2018 For the first time, multifamily real estate developers have a tool to lower the cost of their buildings even... Read More

When Performance Meets Design

Published on November 23, 2018 Anytime I start working on a new project and the entire team is at the... Read More

Import Revit, Rhino, SKP to cove.tool

Published on May 8, 2019

Revit, Rhino, SKP to cove.tool. Cove.tool’s modeling software plugins were created to streamline the import of building geometry.

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Affordable and energy efficient multi-family using cove.tool

Published on January 22, 2019 Why this matters? For decades, housing costs have risen faster than incomes. Since 1960, renters’... Read More

​10 Steps For Creating a Mixed-Use Project

Published on January 8, 2019 DOWNLOAD FULL GUIDE HERE This article focuses on 10 Steps For Creating a Mixed-Use Automatically... Read More

5 Things for an AIA 2030 Ready Office Building

Published on December 13, 2018 Download Full PDF ​​ Why Bother with High Performance Office Buildings? Company Growth: Every office... Read More

5 Things to Look for in a High Performance Facade

Published on November 28, 2018 Download PDF HOW FACADE IMPACTS US Façade is the single most important factor in certain... Read More

5 ways to discuss building performance at your next project pursuit

Published on November 23, 2018 Download PDF Site: This includes not only the macro-climate, but also the micro-climate. Where your... Read More

Effect of Window Shapes on Building Energy Use

Published on September 13, 2019

Introduction: The purpose of this study is to observe the sensitivity of the modeled window…

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Single Zone vs Multi Zone Energy Model for Early Stage Design

Published on May 6, 2019 Introduction: The purpose of this study is to reduce the time and effort put into... Read More

Comparing Results Between EnergyPlus and Cove.tool on a Classroom Renovation Project

Published on January 28, 2019 ​​ The world of energy modeling can be broadly divided into 2 main categories: Early... Read More

Comparing the Energy Codes: US vs CANADA

Published on November 26, 2018 Intro This article analytically compares two major reference energy standards, ASHRAE 90.1 (2013) and NECB... Read More

Big Data for Building Decisions

Published on November 26, 2018 With energy codes updating across America, many developers are rightly worried about the rising costs... Read More

EnergyPlus Comparison on a Project

Published on November 26, 2018 What is cove.tool? The cove.tool gives the project team every opportunity to make the best... Read More