DIVA Day 2017


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DIVA-for-Rhino is a highly optimized daylighting and energy modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros, a NURBS modeling software.  This software allows users to carry out environmental performance evaluations including Radiation Maps, Photorealistic Renderings, Climate-Based Daylighting Metrics, Annual and Individual Time Step Glare Analysis, LEED and CHPS Daylighting Compliance, and Single Thermal Zone Energy and Load Calculations. Integral Group Associate Principal, Kera Lagios, was one of the original developers of DIVA-for-Rhino.


DIVA Day is an annual symposium on the use of environmental analysis tools in design practice, research and architectural education.

DIVA Day is a full-day event and will include a series of presentations and discussions, focused on how DIVA and associated simulation tools can be used in design and performance-evaluation workflows. This year, DIVA Day will be hosted by the Center for the Built Environment at the University of California Berkeley.

Associate Principal, Kera Lagios, along with Integral Group Light Studio cohorts, Michael Martinez (Associate Principal) and Brianna Coston (Lighting & Daylighting Specialist) will be giving a joint presentation at DIVA Day:

Michael Martinez                Brianna

SESSION II  Environmental Performance in Design I (Lead by Jon Sargent, Solemma) | Hotel Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 

Collaborative Visualizations for Optimized Design Decisions | Friday, October 27, 2017 | 10:40am 

Working at a full-service MEP (plus lighting, sustainability and energy modeling) firm creates unique opportunities to integrate daylighting and the work we do in Radiance and DIVA for Rhino with other disciplines on a day-to-day basis. The presentation will highlight some of the workflows and optimization processes we use daily through the projects we work on.

In order to create unified and coordinated decisions, we have created strategies though all steps of the simulation process. It starts with our collaboration and coordination with the other teams in our firm including the Energy Modeling and Electric Lighting teams and continues in the way we connect DIVA and Radiance in the Unix environment in order to process large scale projects. We also optimize the settings in the calculations and simulations in order to more accurately and expediently obtain results. Once our runs have finished, we are able to batch post-process through scripting in order to more efficiently get our results presented to our clients.


To learn more about this event and to register visit DIVA Day.

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Date(s): October 27, 2017

Time: 10:40am - 11:00am

Speaker: Brianna Coston, Kera Lagios, and Michael Martinez
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