My wife and I are going to be building on a 4.5 acre wooded lot with tall deciduous trees. We want to build a "green" timber frame house, but I'm having trouble finding house plans or books on house design that take these aspects into account. I'm particularly concerned with making sure that enough light gets into the house when the leaves are on the trees. This house will be completely surrounded by deciduous trees.
Any ideas on resources for getting such design ideas?