What is DIVA?
DIVA-for-Rhino is a highly optimized daylighting and energy modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros, a NURBS modeling software. The plug-in was initially developed at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and is constantly expanded and distributed by Solemma LLC. DIVA-for-Rhino allows users to carry out a series of environmental performance evaluations of individual buildings and urban landscapes including Radiation Maps, Photorealistic Renderings, Climate-Based Daylighting Metrics, Annual and Individual Time Step Glare Analysis, LEED and CHPS Daylighting Compliance, as well as Multi-Zone Energy and Thermal Comfort Calculations. DIVA simulations are based on EnergyPlus, Radiance and Daysim and grounded in the latest green building design research.
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Download and Install DIVA for Rhino
You need Rhinoceros 3D 5 or 6 for Windows installed to use the latest DIVA version 4. You need to close Rhino before running the setup file. If you are reinstalling or upgrading DIVA-for-Rhino it is recommended that you first manually delete C:\DIVA\ and all of its subdirectories.