What is DIVA?

Experience the most advanced daylighting and energy modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros and Grasshopper.

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.

Render Animations

Generate camera and timeseries animations

Climate-Based Metrics

Design for Daylight Autonomy and UDI

Dynamic Shading Analysis

Implement dynamic shading strategies

Glare Assessments

Consider point-in-time or annual glare from daylight

Electric Lighting

Explore new lighting design and control strategies

LEED Credit for Daylight

Calculate sDA, ASE, and LEED v4 credits

Seasonal Radiation maps

Visualize incident solar radiation patterns

Radiance Renders

Create photorealistic renderings with RADIANCE

Sun Path Diagrams

Realtime display of sun paths and shadows

Building Energy Modeling

Multi-zone energy analysis in EnergyPlus

Natural Ventilation

Explore natural ventilation via the E+ Air Flow Network


Use the EnergyPlus Photovoltaic Model to simulate renewable energy potential

DIVA Users Include

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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.

Solemma Events

Solemma regularly hosts an annual, one day event called DIVA Day to further the discourse on the effective use of environmental performance analysis tools during building design. We also offer DIVA training sessions, either during scientific conferences or custom-tailored for companies and universities.