According to "An assessment of energy technologies and research opportunities" the building sector accounts for about 76% of electricity use and 40% of all U. S. primary energy use and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Therefore, it is now very important for architects, engineers, contractors and builders to use tools to reduce energy consumption in buildings. In this article we introduce you to another tool that you can use in your Archicad project for this purpose - Cove.tool.
What is Cove.Tool?
System: Win / MAC
Archicad version: 24-26
Cove.tool is a cloud-based suite of products (drawing.tool, loadmodeling.tool, analysis.tool, costestimating.tool and revgen.tool) that allows you to quickly evaluate options in the early design stages that could positively impact the building’s performance. It helps project teams optimize building projects for energy, carbon, and cost.
The cove.tool add-on integrates directly to your Archicad workflow to upload any geometry for automated building performance analysis. This plugin saves time by allowing you to export building geometry to the existing cove.tool projects in the cloud.