These are some publications we recommend:

The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live by Sarah Susanka & Kira Obelensky. The Taunton Press: 1998

Prescriptions for a Healthy House: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders & Homeowners by Paula Baker-Laport, Eri Elliot & John Banta. New Society: 2001

Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House by Kelly Lerner & Carol Venolia. Lark:2006

Your Green Home by Alex Wilson. New Society Publishers: 2006

A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander. The best book about understanding and using space.

House by Tracy Kidder. How the owner, architect and contractor see the building process.