Advancing Ecological Living – One Community Weekly Progress Update #207

Advancing Ecological Living One Community Progress Update #207

One Community is advancing ecological living through open source and free-shared approaches to sustainable foodenergyhousingeducationfor-profit and non-profit economic designsocial architecture, fulfilled livingglobal stewardship practices, and more. The goal is to make these approaches easy enough, affordable enough, and demonstrate them as beneficial enough that they spread on their own.

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One Community’s physical location will forward this movement as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This is the March 12, 2017 edition (#207) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:

 Advancing Ecological Living
One Community Progress Update #207

Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:

ADVANCING ECOLOGICAL LIVING INTRO: @1:03

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @1:59

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:23

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:57

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:39

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:52

ADVANCING ECOLOGICAL LIVING SUMMARY: @8:39

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HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION PROGRESS

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This last week the core team transferred all of the written content for the Contribution Lesson Plan to the website, as you see here. This lesson plan is purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Contribution”

Contribution Lesson Plan, One Community

Transferred 100% of Contribution Lesson Plan to Site – Click to Visit Page

We have now completed and transferred to our website 100% of the written part of 52 lesson plans, which is one per week for one full year! You can see the full list on our lesson plans for life page.

We also completed the first 25% of the mindmap for the Caring and Kindness Lesson Plan, as you can see here.

Caring Mindmap, 25% complete, blog 207

Caring Mindmap – 25% Complete – Click to Visit Page

In addition, the core team continued creation of renders for The Ultimate Classroom. After adding a xylophone to the green room, we created the final render, as you see here.

Ultimate Classroom, green room final render, In addition, the core team continued creation of renders for The Ultimate Classroom. After adding a xylophone to the green room, we created the final render, as you see here.

Continued Creation of Renders for the Ultimate Classroom – Click to Visit Page

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also began adding people and then researched Learning Tools and Toys to create these second-generation renders for The Ultimate Classroom.

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also began adding people and then researched Learning Tools and Toys to create these second-generation renders for The Ultimate Classroom.

Added People and Learning Tools to Ultimate Classroom Render – Click for Page

And Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) helped create all these images for what will be organized sections on the Learning Tools and Toys page.

And Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) helped create all these images for what will be organized sections on the Learning Tools and Toys page.

Created Images for Learning Tools and Toys Page – Click to Visit Page

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD PROGRESS

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Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) continued with his 21st week developing the new Search Engines for our site. This week’s work was integration of the 3rd major round of revisions and edits to the Highest Good Food search engine, and creation of the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) search engine.

Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) continued with his 21st week developing the new Search Engines for our site. This week’s work was integration of the 3rd major round of revisions and edits to the Highest Good Food search engine, and creation of the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) search engine.

Continued Developing the New Search Engine for Our Site – Click for Highest Good Food

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS

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This week the core team completed conversion of the Compressed Earth Block Village to the new and simplified color and layer format, as shown here.

 This week the core team completed conversion of the Compressed Earth Block Village to the new and simplified color and layer format, as shown here.

Completed Conversion of the Compressed Earth Block Village to the New Format – Click for Page

And the core team made revisions to the Earthbag Village Tropical Atrium Tree and Sunlight Guide and added it to the related web pages, you can see the revised image here:

One Community Earthbag Village Tropical Atrium Tree Sunlight Guide, 640

Revised the Earthbag Village Tropical Atrium Tree Sunlight Guide – Click for Page

The core team touched up the Tropical Atrium images previously drawn from Douglas Simms Stenhouse, Architect and Water Color Artist, and added them to the Earthbag Village page.

Tropical Atrium Concept Sun Calculation, One Community

Touched up Tropical Atrium Images Previously Drawn from Douglas Simms Stenhouse – Click for Earthbag Village

Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 5th week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week she further developed the water storage details and researched and integrated vacuum toilets into the design.

Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 5th week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week she further developed the water storage details and researched and integrated vacuum toilets into the design.

Continued Working on Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs – Click to Visit Page

Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 59 of Dean’s work developing this progression of 40 images for the room furniture and lighting for the Eastside living spaces. The 3 images here are new from this week:

Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 59 of Dean's work developing this progression of 40 images for the room furniture and lighting for the Eastside living spaces. The 3 images here are new from this week:

Continued Working on Renders for Cob Village Eastside Living Spaces – Click to Visit Page

….and this series of 5 images showing test-placing a blanket on the couch:

Cob Village series of 5 images showing test-placing a blanket on the couch

Created Series of Images Showing Test-Placing a Blanket on the Couch – Click for Cob Village

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) created this Final Compressed Earth Block Village Front Area Looking Southeast render.

And Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) created this Final Compressed Earth Block Village Front Area Looking Southeast render.

Created Final Render of Compressed Earth Block Village with People – Click for Page

Zachary Melin (Graphic Designer) also continued updating the Tree House Village (Pod 7) book. Here is the latest updated page talking about insulation.

Zachary Melin (Graphic Designer) also continued updating the Tree House Village (Pod 7) book. Here is the latest updated page talking about insulation.

Continued Updating the Tree House Village Book – Click for Page

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS

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This week the core team continued working on 3D placement and checking of the structural supports for the City Center cupola.

City Center Structural Columns

Continued Working on 3D Placement and Checking of the Structural Supports for City Center Cupola – Click to Visit Page

Dipti Dhondarkar(Electrical Engineer) continued with her 30th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was modeling and testing different colors in the City Center Social and Living Dome bathrooms and Living Dome bedrooms.

This week Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 30th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week's focus was modeling and testing different colors in the City Center Social and Living Dome bathrooms and Living Dome bedrooms.

Continued Working on the Lighting Specifics for the City Center – Click to Visit Page

Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) and Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued their work on the energy infrastructure for the City Center. What you see here are a couple photos from the weekly collaborative calls with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant and this week’s focus on initial wiring layouts for the rooms and additional research into the specific electrical components we’ll be using.

Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) and Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued their work on the energy infrastructure for the City Center. What you see here are a couple photos from the weekly collaborative calls with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant and this week's focus on initial wiring layouts for the rooms and additional research into the specific electrical components we'll be using.

Continued Working on Energy Infrastructure for the City Center – Click for Page

Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 11th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was finishing layer and color updates and the majority of integrating the new dome geometry into the Master File, then moving windows, new furniture placement, and beginning to update the elevations. All of which is shown here.

Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 11th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week's focus was finishing layer and color updates and the majority of integrating the new dome geometry into the Master File, then moving windows, new furniture placement, and beginning to update the elevations. All of which is shown here.

Continued Working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD Updates – Click for Page

Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) also continued his work on the Control Systems layout, reorganizing it as shown here to spread out the symbols, eliminate overlap, and add pointers as need to make it easier to identify what each component is and points to on the plan.

Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) also continued his work on the Control Systems layout, reorganizing it as shown here to spread out the symbols, eliminate overlap, and add pointers as need to make it easier to identify what each component is and points to on the plan.

Continued Working on the Control Systems Layout – Click for Page

And Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) also completed her 7th week working on the concrete foundation design and tutorial details for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was reviewing the code for concrete floor design and determining the next steps for the basement wall and construction practice tutorial.

And Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) also completed her 7th week working on the concrete foundation design and tutorial details for the Duplicable City Center. This week's focus was reviewing the code for concrete floor design and determining the next steps for the basement wall and construction practice tutorial.

Continued Working on Concrete Foundation Design and Tutorial for Duplicable City Center – Click for Page

And Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) also finished her 11th week and began work on the City Center heating and air conditioning load calculations you see here.

Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) also finished her 11th week and began work on the City Center heating and air conditioning load calculations you see here.

Began Work on the City Center Heating and Air Conditioning Load Calculations – Click to Visit Page

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS

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This week the core team finished another round of developing the new Highest Good education video:

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