Learn about the products that aim to streamline the energy modeling process as well as team communications.
By Wanda Lau
Cove.Tool has launched three new features for its eponymous software platform to help foster real-time collaboration, streamline the BIM-to-BEM (building energy model) transition, and enable rapid building prototyping. Founded by Sandeep Ahuja, Patrick Chopson, AIA, and Daniel Chopson, based in Atlanta, Cove.Tool is a cloud-based platform that can analyze a project’s performance and identify potential cost and energy savings in the early stages of design.
To facilitate project communication among architects, consultants, contractors, and owners, the new Integrated Teams feature turns Cove.Tool into a live Google Document file of sorts. An architect working on a massing model in Cove.Tool and needing input on the HVAC systems can message their mechanical engineer to hop into the online model via Integrated Teams. Further tinkering with the massing model by the architect or another team member will subsequently update information on the mechanical systems.