Building Science Insight

Deep dives, Case studies, How To's, and more

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46 articles in this collection
Written by Sandeep Ahuja, Marco Aguirre, and Akshay Padwal

How does shading impact design performance?

Misconceptions about shading and energy
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated this week

Renovating a House on a Budget

This article describes the process of renovation/ existing building modeling
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

When your custom engineering inputs create an error

How to troubleshoot your project
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Georgia Tech Campus Center

A cove.tool case study
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Energy Usage Intensity (EUI) for Hospital Design Variations

The article describes different types of hospital designs and how to accurately perform the energy analysis for them.
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Changes in Early Stage Design Strategies post COVID-19

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Updated over a week ago

5 Ways to Discuss Building Performance at your Next Project Pursuit

Cove.tool Article Series: #01
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How lighting design impact building's performance?

This article compares the Lighting Power Density (LPD) variation with energy codes and their impact on EUI for Education building type.
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Energy Efficient Classroom using cove.tool

A cove.tool case study
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Comparing Different Window Types

Instructions to compare window options in cove.tool
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Updated over a week ago

Why is my building already 60% more efficient than the 2030 Baseline, before any changes or optimization?

FAQ - Understanding the Baseline Energy Page and Report
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Energy Efficient Lab Building using cove.tool

A cove.tool case study
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Written by Marco Aguirre
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5 Things for an AIA 2030 Ready Office Building

Cove.tool Article Series, #03
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Written by Marco Aguirre
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Impact of Glazing Properties on Energy Use Intensity

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Written by Akshay Padwal
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5 Things to Look for in a High Performance Facade

Cove.tool Article Series: #02
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Choosing the Right HVAC System for Your Design

Case Study: PNNL Large Office building type in Atlanta, GA
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago
How To's

6 Ways to Lower Your EUI

How to generally reduce EUI, reach 2030 targets, & achieve net-zero
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How to Model 'Only Heating' or 'Only Cooling' Systems in Cove.tool?

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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

How to Model a Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS) in Cove.tool?

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How to model Chilled Beams in Cove.tool?

Chilled Beams
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How to convert EER value to COP?

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Updated over a week ago

How to Model Energy Recovery in Cove.tool?

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Updated over a week ago

How to Model Multiple Mechanical Systems in Cove.tool?

Suggestions/work-around for modeling multiple mechanical systems for a project
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Updated over a week ago

How to convert ACH value into CFM or L/s

Steps for converting Air Changes per Hour into CFM or L/s values
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Modeling Swimming Pools with Cove.tool

Modeling indoor/outdoor swimming pool for energy analysis with cove.tool
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Updated over a week ago

Ventilation Calculation Method for Different Energy Codes

The article explains how the ventilation rates (CFM (IP) or L/s (SI)) are calculated for different energy codes in cove.tool
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Internal Heat Gain Calculation Methodology

Lighting, Equipment, People
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Occupancy Schedule Calculation Method

Methodology for calculating active hours for building for ASHRAE and NECB
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Comparing Different Wall Types

Instructions to Add and Compare Walls Types
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago
Custom Template Guides

Custom Template: Fire Station

Steps to create the customized cove.tool template for Fire Station
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Energy Modeling for Historic Buildings

Modeling buildings built before the 2000s
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Should Parking Structures be Included in the Energy Analysis?

Parking Structure Model
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How to Create Your Custom Building Type Cove.tool Template?

Steps to customize a cove.tool template for your building type
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Updated over a week ago

Custom Template: Religious Facility (Church, Temple, Mosque, etc.)

Steps to create the customized cove.tool template for Religious Facility
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Updated over a week ago

Custom Template: Warehouse

Steps to create the customized cove.tool template for Warehouse
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Custom Template: Automotive Facility (Car Dealership)

Steps to create the customized cove.tool template for Automotive Facility
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Custom Template: Library

Steps to create the customized cove.tool template for Library
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Updated over a week ago

Custom Template: K-12 School

Steps to create the customized cove.tool template for K-12 School
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Updated over a week ago

Custom Template: Gymnasium

Steps to create the customized cove.tool template for Gymnasium
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Custom Template: Supermarket

Steps to create the customized cove.tool template for Supermarket
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago