Selecting a building type is the first step in creating a cove.tool project. These 8 building typologies (below) are 1/4th of the equation used to automate the entirety of your baseline engineering inputs and simulation settings (building location, energy code, & building geometry are the other 3 factors). For projects outside of these 8 labels, users will need to start with an primary building template and then further customize the project in the baseline page.
Below is a current list of articles in which demonstrate how a user would manipulate an existing template to create a custom project that best fits their project's specific conditions.
- Gymnasium/ Fitness Center
- Religious Facility (Church, Temple, Mosque)
- Automative Facility (Car dealership)
- K-12 School
- Parking Structure
- Historic Building
At any point in the process feel free to validate any value assumptions with the cove.tool team using the Live Chat Box feature, found on the bottom left-hand corner of the web app.