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We describe LBLs involvement with multimedia concepts by discussing several modules of an advanced computer-based building envelope design tool. The qualitative and quantitative aspects of the building design process are accommodated within the same design tool which uses object-oriented programming procedures. This computer-based concept utilizes images (buildings, landscapes, models, documents, etc.), expert systems (knowledge bases, i.e., lighting design, site planning, WAC design, etc.), and data bases (design criteria, utility rates, climatic data, etc.) in addition to more traditional simulation models to evaluate building design alternatives.