Features & Analysis Types

Methodology and Assumptions

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80 articles in this collection
Written by Daniel Chopson, Patrick Chopson, Sandeep Ahuja and 7 others
3D Analysis (Daylight, Shadow, Radiation, etc.)

Daylight Analysis - sDA + ASE

sDA, ASE Daylight Feature, Daylighting details, LM-83 methodology
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Written by Patrick Chopson
Updated over a week ago

Facade Guidance Feature

FAQ - How to use the Small Room Rapid Prototyping Facade Tool
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Radiation Analysis in cove.tool

A descriptive overview of Radiation analysis, what the diagram means, and how to leverage cove.tool for design insights.
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Written by Patrick Chopson
Updated over a week ago

Sun Hours Analysis and cove.tool

Sun Hours, Sunlight, Solar Exposure, Rights to Light Laws, and more
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Shadow Studies and cove.tool

Solar Access to Self Shading
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

COVID Occupancy Assessment

How is the COVID Score Calculated?
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Quality Views Analysis and cove.tool

Understanding quality view types and LEED Credit requirements
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Can I save views in 3d Analysis?

How to save views for presentations
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Written by Patrick Chopson
Updated over a week ago

Why am I getting 0.0% sDA? or 100% sDA?

FAQ: My project has windows but I am getting no daylight penetration! Or my project is getting 100% sDA which is impossible!
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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
Energy

What is the Baseline Model?

Baseline Model, Baseline Page, ISO Model, Reduced Order Modeling, Grey Box Modeling
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Energy Use and EUI

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

Energy Use Intensity (EUI) Breakdown Explained

This article provides explanation regarding each term of EUI Breakdown
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

What is the simulation engine being used?

Normative energy calculator defined by ISO 13790 and CEN 15603 and proven to be accurate to within 5% of tools such as EnergyPlus or eQuest
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Energy Model Interoperability

IES-VE, gbXML, EDSL Tas, DesignBuilder (.osm), CBECC-Com, and EnergyPlus (.idf) Export
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Written by Patrick Pease
Updated over a week ago

Shoebox model

What is a shoebox model? How do I do a shoebox model?
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

How do I add a new HVAC system that is not in the dropdown?

Use the Livechat to get in touch with our building science specialists and share details on your system.
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Can I define Zones in my model?

Since this is an early stage to schematic design tool, splitting into zones does not make sense.
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Does cove.tool export to EnergyPlus, IFC, or gbXML?

You can export to OpenStudio!
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

How do I export energy model inputs

Exporting a .csv of all the inputs
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Written by Patrick Chopson
Updated over a week ago
Carbon

Embodied Carbon and cove.tool

Using the EC3 Database through cove.tool
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

EC3 Tool and cove.tool

What is EC3 and how to use it?
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How to approach embodied carbon reduction on your project

An overview and design guide for embodied carbon values by building elements, material, and priority.
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Net-Zero Energy & Net-Zero Carbon strategies supported by cove.tool

A descriptive overview of Net-Zero Energy and Net-Zero Carbon and the cove.tool analysis that supports design strategies.
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Written by Patrick Chopson
Updated over a week ago

Understanding Embodied Carbon values for building products in cove.tool.

An overview of the methods and assumptions for embodied carbon values for the products
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Written by Patrick Chopson
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

How does cove.tool calculate Carbon Emissions and CO2 %Reduction?

Architecture 2030 Zero Tool and cove.tool, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Factor
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Embodied Carbon calculation for wall framing in cove.tool

How to quickly calculate the embodied carbon for framing material.
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Written by Patrick Chopson
Updated over a week ago

cove.tool and The GreenBook™

Design ready embodied carbon rates for construction materials and assemblies. Plugin to embodied carbon database.
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Truckloads of Ice Saved with Proposed Design

Buildings contribute to 40% of carbon emissions. Scientist have shown a direct relationship between carbon emissions and glacial ice melt
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago
Project Details & Workflow Features

Folder Settings

How folders work on project dashboard and how I can change the settings?
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Written by Zahra Zolfaghari
Updated over a week ago

Manage Teams Feature

Share a project, collaborate with team members, and manage project access
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How do I select the building type?

You select it easily from the building icons.
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

How to select Single Family Home as your building type!

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Written by Daniel Chopson
Updated over a week ago

Efficiency Ranges for Engineering Inputs

Guide for making energy assumptions - Red, Yellow, Green boxes in the Energy Page
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Compare Projects Feature

How can I compare projects?
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Guide to the Admin Dashboard

Introduction to the dashboard and its functionalities
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Written by Zahra Zolfaghari
Updated over a week ago

Lock Feature

How to save / lock a cove.tool project?
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Guide to the New Project Dashboard

Introduction to the new interface and functionalities
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Written by Zahra Zolfaghari
Updated over a week ago

How do I change Units?

The simple toggle button can be used to toggle between Metric and IP units.
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Written by Sandeep Ahuja
Updated over a week ago

Chat Feature

Communication and activity logging inside cove.tool
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How to create a copy of your project?

FAQ: Create duplicate, clone, copy of a cove.tool project
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago
Assembly Builder and Product Database

New Updates with the New Product Database and Assembly Builder

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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Assembly Builder

What is an assembly builder? Introduction and workflows.
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Assembly Library: Assembly Builder

What is the assembly catalog? How to use it?
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Project Assemblies: Assembly Builder

What is the Project Assemblies window? How to use it?
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Assembly Details: Assembly Builder

How to review and modify assembly details?
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

New Product Database

All the materials available in the product database
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Building Product Classification

Uniformat vs Masterformat
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

How is cost calculated in cove.tool?

This article explains the methodology and calculation of cost data in cove.tool
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Written by Patricia Kusumadjaja
Updated over a week ago

Product Library - Openings

cove.tool products for openings
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Product Library - Metals

cove.tool products for metals
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Product Library - Wood, Plastics and Composites

cove.tool products for wood, plastics and composites
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Product Library - Masonry

cove.tool products for masonry
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Product Library - Concrete

cove.tool products for concrete
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago