Created by sustainability consultants and architects to give control back to the project designers, owners, engineers and contractors. Raising the bar for sustainability in ALL projects.
cove.tool as a software product grew from tools and processes developed over the years by Pattern r+d, a sustainability consulting firm run by our co-founders Patrick Chopson and Sandeep Ahuja (both building scientists and architects). As we worked on high profile projects with many stakeholders we saw the need for a decision-making tool which could convey options for cost and energy savings in an easy-to-understand graphical format. The first version of cove.tool was born.
We refined cove.tool as we continued to use it on various projects. Our clients were impressed with the ability to analyze literally millions of combinations of options and only present those which resulted in both cost and energy savings. They consistently asked “Can we buy it and use it on all our projects?” With the increasing demand and changing energy codes around the world, we began formulating plans for an automated, cloud-based tool.
Co-founder Daniel Chopson left his job at an industry leading software company in order to make the vision a reality. Using the latest technologies we created a robust, validated, cloud-based tool with minimalism and ease-of-use driving the user interface.
We continue to develop new features based on direct user feedback and new insights gained from our sustainability firm. Agility and simplicity will always drive our innovation and we are excited to see what the future holds as we make the world a greener place.