Join us for the Environmental Performance workshop at Facades+ Performance on April 12th, led by DIVA co-author Jon Sargent. CEU credits approved for this course.
This workshop will explore computational connections between parametric facade models and environmental performance. Using Grasshopper and the DIVA-for-Rhino plug-in, participants will learn how to feed their design ideas through validated simulation engines to assess daylighting, energy use, and occupant comfort. With a series of hands-on exercises, the workshop will walk participants through the process of asking relevant performance questions, setting up geometric and/or material parameters for exploration, running simple optimizations, and drawing actionable conclusions from multivariate fitness landscapes.