DIVA Day is an annual symposium on the use of environmental analysis tools in design practice, research and architectural education. This year, the event will be hosted by the Center for the Built Environment and the Department of Architecture at the College of Environmental on Friday, October 27. DIVA Day is a full-day event and will include a series of presentations and discussions, focused on how DIVA and associated simulation tools can be used in design and performance-evaluation workflows. As in previous years, there will be a student competition with a $1,500 prize.
In 2017, DIVA Day will be concentrating on the science, modeling and design application of circadian/healthy lighting and introduce Solemma’s new related product, ALFA. Confirmed speakers include Steven Lockley from Harvard Medical School, CED Professor of Architecture Susan Ubbelohde and Mehlika Inanici from the University of Washington, as well as Dan Weissman from Lam Partners, Nathaniel Jones from Arup and Jon Sargent from Solemma. A current program and online registration can be found here.
DIVA-for-Rhino is a highly optimized daylighting and energy modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros, a NURBS modeling software. The plug-in was initially developed at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and is distributed 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 Metrics, Annual and Individual Time Step Glare Analysis, LEED and CHPS Daylighting Compliance, and Single Thermal Zone Energy and Load Calculations.