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alternatives, and to assure quality control for the simulation input parameters. To sum up, architects and designers are aspiring to create sustainable built environment for the future and taking it serious considering the use of effective BPS tools that improves design reliability of energy efficiency and passive design. However, we have to apprehend architects’ problems in interacting with such tools because architects have a different knowledge background; knowledge processing methods and above all they are visually oriented.

Fig. 12. The gap between wishes and existing tools

FUTURE WORK The findings of this survey show that further research is needed to develop genuine overall environmental building design development toolkit that first of all integrates an intelligent knowledge-base, which comply with codes and rating systems, and do embrace an integrated multidisciplinary design approach including the whole design team. In the future BPS tools should develop more visual and interactive tools to allow simulating in 3D environment. In the second phase of the research, the authors will analyze the significance of different responses of user groups and launch the second part of the survey to compare the same tools against (3) the IBM and (4) the AASCC.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors express their thanks to all the respondents who participated in the survey and appreciate their valuable comments and feedback. The authors extend their thanks also to Geoffrey v. Moeschke, Christian Struck, Philipe Boland, Michael Donn and Harvey Bryan. This paper is part of an ongoing PhD research funded by the Catholic University of Louvain La Neuve.

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