Input Descriptions

Inputs, Standards, and Definitions

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101 articles in this collection
Written by Patrick Chopson, Sandeep Ahuja, Marco Aguirre and 4 others

Wall Emissivity

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Spandrel

Engineering Inputs, Building Envelope
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Written by Afshan Rehman
Updated over a week ago

Ventilation Control

Input Description for Ventilation Control : Demand Control Ventilation, Always On, and Off During Unoccupied Hours
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Structure and Interior Finishes Inputs for Embodied Carbon Optimization

Engineering inputs and embodied carbon
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Solar Hot Water (SHW) inputs

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Patrick Chopson
Updated over a week ago

Facade Thermal Performance

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Automated Baseline Values

What Standard is cove.tool using? Where do the automated engineering inputs coming from?
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Envelope Heat Capacity

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Blinds/Curtains/Shades

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Roof

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Cooling Set Points

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Heating Set Points

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Exterior Lighting Power

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

2030 Building Type

How do I know I am selecting the right custom building type?
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Lighting

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Glazing

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Exhaust Recirculation Percentage

Engineering Inputs: Building System
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Heat Recovery System

Engineering Inputs: Building System
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Ventilation Type

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Pump Control Inputs

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Mechanical Ventilation Air Flow Rate

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Occupancy Sensors

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Integrated Part Load Value

IPLV, Chiller types supported by cove.tool
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Building Energy Management System

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Wall

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

DHW Generation

Engineering Inputs: Domestic Hot Water Generation
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Skylight

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Infiltration

Engineering Inputs: Building Systems
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Metabolic Rate

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Occupancy Day of the Week

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Appliance Use

Engineering Inputs: Usage and Schedules
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Cooling System COP

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Total Occupants and Occupant Density

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Heating Systems COP

Engineering Inputs: Building System
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Mechanical Ventilation Air

How cove.tool calculates your Mechanical Ventilation Air
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Domestic Hot Water Distribution System

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Fan Flow Control Factor

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Building Height

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Daylight Sensors

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Domestic Hot Water Demand

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Specific Fan Power

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Engineering Inputs: General Tab

General inputs for the baseline model
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Solar Angles

Understanding the Terminology
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago
Energy Codes

List of Energy Codes in cove.tool

Energy Codes
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Seattle Energy Code Amendments to Washington Energy Code 2018

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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Washington State Energy Code Amendments to IECC 2018/ASHRAE 2016

Input references for 2018 Washington State Energy Code Amendments
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

2020 Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) Amendments to IECC 2018/ASHRAE 2016

Engineering input references for 2020 Vermont CBES, 2018 IECC/2016 ASHRAE Amendments
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Japanese Commercial & Residential Energy Code and cove.tool

The article lists the input references from Japanese Commercial Energy Codes for energy models located in Japan
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

ASHRAE 90.1 vs IECC

FAQ: Why we chose ASHRAE 90.1
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

2020 New York City Energy Conservation Code - NYCECC

NYC Local Law 97, Retrofits, and New Buildings
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

What is ASHRAE 90.1?

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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

What is ASHRAE 62.1

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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

What is NECB?

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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Title 24 Models with cove.tool

California Title 24 Projects
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

What is TEDI?

Thermal Energy Demand Intensity, TEDI
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

What is Title 24?

How cove.tool support net-zero energy for California's Title 24.
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Title 24 2016 and 2019

Cove.tool automates the energy modeling inputs for the California Energy Code
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

CBECS and cove.tool

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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Washington State Energy Code Amendments to IECC 2015/ASHRAE 2013

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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Seattle Energy Code Amendments to Washington Energy Code 2015

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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code

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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Australian National Construction Code or NCC 2019 and cove.tool

This article lists the sources for engineering inputs that cove.tool refers for Australian National Construction Code - NCC 2019
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

United Kingdom National Calculation Methodology (NCM) and cove.tool

The article lists the input references from NCM for energy models located in United Kingdom
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

2016 New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC)

NYC Local Law 97, Retrofits, and New Buildings
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

cove.tool and Toronto Green Standard (TGS)

Learn how cove.tool can help with Design Development Stage Energy Report Submission (DDSER)
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Comparing the Energy Codes: US vs CANADA

Comparing ASHRAE 90.1 2013 and Canada NECB 2015
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago
System Types

cove.tool Building System Inputs

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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

System Type

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Air Systems

Engineering Input: System Types
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

System Updates April 2021

Old to New system type mapping
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Heating System

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Cooling System

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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Dedicated Outdoor Air System - DOAS

DOAS, Decouple outdoor air and conditioning
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Heat Pumps

Engineering Inputs: System Type
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Systems

Engineering Inputs: System Type
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Radiant Systems

Engineering Inputs: System Type, Baseboard, Panels
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Induction System

Engineering Inputs: System Type
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Fan Coil System

Engineering Inputs: System Type
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Variable Air Volume (VAV)

Engineering Inputs: System Type
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Constant Volume Systems (CAV)

Engineering Inputs: System Type
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Single Zone System

Engineering Inputs (System Type)
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

DX Split System

Engineering Inputs: System Type
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago
Key Terminology

LEED Baseline Energy Definition

How is the LEED baseline determined to inform potential LEED Points?
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Floor

Floor area calculation
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Detailed Occupancy Schedules

Full-year occupied and unoccupied hours for lighting, appliances, and occupant density.
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Building Type

Understanding the Terminology
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Solar Panel - PV Inputs

Engineering Inputs - PV, Photovoltaic Inputs, Solar Panels
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Ground Floor

Engineering Inputs
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Below Grade

Engineering Inputs, below grade
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Conceptual Model

Understanding the Terminology
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Differences between Air and Water Cooled Chillers

Air-Cooled chillers Vs Water-Cooled chillers
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Weather File

What is a weather file and which ones do we reference.
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

What is Spatial Daylight Autonomy - sDA?

Daylight Metrics using the LM-83 methodology
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

What is Annual Sunlight Exposure (ASE)?

Daylight Metrics
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Thermal Loads, Heating and Cooling

Understanding the Terminology
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Carbon Footprint

Understanding the Terminology
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Acoustic Comfort

Understanding the Terminology
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Passive Strategy

Understanding the Terminology
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Thermal Mass

Understanding the Terminology
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Parametric

Understanding the Terminology
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Value Engineering (VE)

Understanding the Terminology
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago