This article reviews customization of BIM authoring software to allow data exchange between environmental analytical applications and BIM for parametric design.
Aksamija, A., Guttman, M., Rangarajan, H. & Meador, T. (2011). "Parametric Control of BIM Elements for Sustainable Design in REVIT: Linking Design and Analytical Software Applications through Customization". Perkins+Will Research Journal, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 32-45. http://www.perkinswill.com/research/parametric-control-of-bim-elements-for-sustainable-design-in-revit.html