Certification, Codes, & Standards

Guidelines used to optimize building performance

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73 articles in this collection
Written by Daniel Chopson, Patrick Chopson, Sandeep Ahuja and 9 others
USGBC LEED

USGBC LEED

What is USGBC LEED?
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

LEED points for IAQP

Indoor Air Quality Procedure, LEED, sorbent ventilation technology, advanced filtration
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Written by Daniel Salinas
Updated over a week ago

LEED points and cove.tool

Can cove.tool help me earn LEED points?
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

LEED Site Assessment Credit - Climate Analysis Documentation

Use graphs and data to document climate analysis for LEED Sustainable Sites - Site Assessment Credit
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

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

LEED Daylighting Documentation

A written tutorial on how to complete LEED documentation using data generated by cove.tool's 3D analysis (Daylighting)
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

LEED Quality Views Documentation

A written tutorial on how to complete LEED documentation using data generated by cove.tool's 3D analysis
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

LEED Surrounding Density Documentation

A written tutorial on how to complete LEED documentation using data generated by cove.tool's 3D analysis
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How to log LEED’s Integrative Process credit using cove.tool

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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

LEED Pilot Credit for procurement of low carbon construction materials and cove.tool

A descriptive overview of the embodied carbon reduction method in cove.tool helps meet the LEED Pilot Credit
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Written by Patrick Chopson
Updated over a week ago
Certifications and Other Rating Systems

WUFI Passive and cove.tool

Incorporating cove.tool into a WUFI workflow
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Written by Sara Laudeman
Updated over a week ago

WELL Building Standard and cove.tool

How can cove.tool help me earn a WELL Certification
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Written by Twisha Raja
Updated over a week ago

DGNB and cove.tool

What is DGNB? Pursuing DGNB Certification
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

BREEAM Credits and cove.tool

How can cove.tool meet BREEAM requirements?
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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Toronto Green Standard (TGS) and cove.tool

Learn how cove.tool can help with the Toronto Green Standard
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Green Star Credits and cove.tool

Can the platform meet Green Star requirements for Australia?
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Written by Twisha Raja
Updated over a week ago

TREES Credits and cove.tool

How can cove.tool meet TREES requirements?
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Written by Twisha Raja
Updated over a week ago

Canada's Zero Carbon Building Standard (ZCB)

How does cove.tool help comply with Canada's ZCB Standard?
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Written by Zahra Zolfaghari
Updated over a week ago

Passive House Institute US - PHIUS

How to use cove.tool to analyze for passive house strategies
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

HERS Index

How can cove.tool be useful in the HERS rating process?
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

Living Building Challenge and cove.tool

How does cove.tool help with the LBC certification?
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Written by Patricia Kusumadjaja
Updated over a week ago

Energy Star and cove.tool

How cove.tool can help with calculating the ENERGY STAR Score for design projects?
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Written by Zahra Zolfaghari
Updated over a week ago

NGBS: National Green Building Standard

Green Building Certification for single-family and multi-family buildings and land developments
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Written by Patricia Kusumadjaja
Updated over a week ago

Green Globes and cove.tool

How cove.tool helps with achieving the Green Globes Certification
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Written by Zahra Zolfaghari
Updated over a week ago
Standards

Why can't I upload Labs or Single-family home projects to the 2030 DDx?

DDX reporting FAQ
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Operational Carbon Calculation Method

How to calculate operational carbon emissions using a custom carbon emission factor?
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Written by Zahra Zolfaghari
Updated over a week ago

GBCI Standards and cove.tool

How cove.tool supports GBCI's sustainability programs
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Written by Zahra Zolfaghari
Updated over a week ago

CBECS and cove.tool

Benchmark Energy
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

RIBA 2030 Target

Can cove.tool meet the Royal British Institute of Architects (RIBA) 2030 targets for energy and carbon?
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Written by Zahra Zolfaghari
Updated over a week ago

AIA 2030 and cove.tool

Part 1 - Does cove.tool have any AIA 2030 Commitment, Architecture 2030 connections?
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

2030 DDx Platform and Reporting

Part 2 - AIA 2030 and cove.tool
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

What can I report to the DDx?

Limitation of Building Types, Energy Codes, Input, and more
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Setting up the AIA 2030 DDX with cove.tool

How to upload your cove.tool projects to AIA 2030 DDX Dashboard.
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Written by Daniel Chopson
Updated over a week ago

Uploading a Data Center project to DDx

Reporting to the 2030 DDx and data center receives "Project failed to update" error
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

How to report a cove.tool project to an existing 2030 ddx project?

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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago
Energy Codes (US Domestic)

What is ASHRAE 90.1?

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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

PACE Financing

What is PACE financing? Which states participate in PACE?
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Written by Zahra Zolfaghari
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

What is ASHRAE 209?

What is ASHRAE 209 and how can cove.tool be used to apply building energy modeling to the design process
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Written by Twisha Raja
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

Energy code compliance check

FAQ: Is there any way to check for energy code compliance?
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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

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

2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code

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Written by Akshay Padwal
Updated over a week ago

Title 24 compliance and cove.tool

Title 24, T24, California Compliance, CBECC, EnergyPro, sddXML, gbXML
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Written by Jayati Chhabra
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 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

Massachusetts Energy Code Amendments to IECC 2018/ASHRAE 90.1-2016

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Written by Jayati Chhabra
Updated over a week ago

What is ASHRAE 62.1

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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
Energy Codes (International)

What is NECB?

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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

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

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

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

UK Daylighting Standards for Schools

Meeting the Education Funding Agency (EFA) Daylight requirements for schools
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Written by Zahra Zolfaghari
Updated over a week ago

Toronto Green Standard (TGS) - DDSER and cove.tool

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

What is TEDI?

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

OAA TEUI Calculator

Total Energy Use Intensity Calculator for Ontario based projects
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Written by Marco Aguirre
Updated over a week ago

Where to enter the Part J1 glazing inputs for Australian NCC 2019

Using the NCC 2019 façade calculator with cove.tool
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Written by Twisha Raja
Updated over a week ago

SAP Calculations for UK Dwellings

How cove.tool works in conjunction with the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP)
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Written by Daniel Salinas
Updated over a week ago