YKK AP America Inc., a technology-oriented manufacturer of commercial facade systems and residential doors and windows, and Cove.tool, a provider of building design and construction software, have announced a partnership that the two companies say will make it quicker and easier for architects to reach carbon, cost and energy performance goals.

“As a building product manufacturer, we are focused on ensuring that every product and process we develop helps secure a more sustainable future, with the ultimate goal to reduce carbon emissions to 50% by 2030,” said Mike Turner, senior vice president of marketing and sales at YKK AP America. “This makes our partnership with Cove.tool a natural fit. We understand how crucial the early collaboration between architects, engineers and building product manufacturers is to meeting a project’s energy-saving goals. And now with Revgen.tool, architects will have the data they need at their fingertips, to make decisions that will benefit their projects and, ultimately, the built environment.”

Officials for YKK AP said the company is now the first fenestration manufacturer to integrate products into Cove.tool’s recently launched Revgen.tool, a cloud-based solution designed to allow building product manufacturers to engage design teams in early stages, as they select products. The tool, which will be live on YKK AP’s website by mid-summer, allows architects to identify which YKK AP-specific products fit best with their projects by using real-time product- and project-specific performance analysis, as opposed to generic data. The tool is marketed as a means for architects to access deep analysis and actionable insights around factors such as embodied carbon, cost and energy performance.

“YKK AP understands the power of data and the significant role it can play in helping their customers achieve aggressive carbon reduction goals,” said Patrick Chopson, co-founder and chief product officer at Cove.tool. “We’re incredibly proud of the world class interconnected simulation suite we’ve created to make this partnership possible.”

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