Skip to main content

YKK AP and cove.tool Team Up


YKK AP America Inc. and cove.tool, a provider of building design and construction software, announced a partnership that aims to make it quicker and easier for architects to reach their project’s carbon, cost and energy performance goals.

About the tool

YKK AP will 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 will be live on YKK AP’s website by mid-summer, architects will be able to 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. The goal is to have architects walk away with deep analysis and actionable insight around embodied carbon, cost, and energy performance to better meet a project’s energy-saving goal, say officials.

YKK AP and cove.tool will kick off the new partnership with a live, in-person announcement at the 2023 AIA National Conference in San Francisco on June 8 at 10:30 a.m. at YKK AP's booth 241.

What people say

“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,” says Mike Turner, senior vice president of marketing and sales, 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,” says Patrick Chopson, co-founder and chief product officer, 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.”