On May 25, YKK AP America Inc., a technology-oriented manufacturer of commercial facade systems and residential doors and windows, and cove.tool, a leading provider of building design and construction software, announced a partnership to make it quicker and easier for architects to reach their project’s carbon, cost and energy performance goals.

YKK AP is now the first fenestration manufacturer to integrate its products into cove.tool’s recently launched revgen.tool, a cloud-based solution designed to make it easier for building product manufacturers to engage design teams earlier in the process as they select products. By using this tool, which went live on YKK AP’s website mid-summer, architects will be able to best identify and align on which YKK AP-specific products may fit best with their project by using real-time product- and project-specific performance analysis as opposed to generic product data. Architects will walk away with deep analysis and actionable insight around embodied carbon, cost and energy performance to better meet a project’s energy-saving 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 percent 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 project - and, ultimately, the built environment.”

“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. Enabling YKK AP to strengthen and enhance customer relationships through accurate and timely data dramatically speeds up the adoption of low-carbon technologies into projects.”

YKK AP and cove.tool kicked off the new partnership with a live announcement at the 2023 AIA National Conference in San Francisco on June 8.