Adaptable solutions for green living are needed if our goal is a planet capable of longterm support for the growing human population. If properly created, these solutions can also help humanity become conscientious stewards of our shared planet. We see open source and free-shared models as the fastest, most sustainable, and for The Highest Good of All approach to this.
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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 April 2nd, 2017 edition (#210) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @2:00
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:20
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:50
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:06
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:19
One Community is creating adaptable solutions for green living through Highest Good education that is for all ages, applicable in any environment, adaptable to individual needs, far exceeds traditional education standards, and more fun for both the teachers and the students:
We also continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Human Body Lesson Plan and the Information Lesson Plan. This brings us to 5 of 52 finished, which is 10% completion.
And the core team continued creation of the renders for The Ultimate Classroom, adding subject-related items to the red (Health/Nutrition) room, orange (English) room, yellow (Math) room, and green (Science) room.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also continued adding people and elements from the Learning Tools and Toys research we’ve done to create these two final renders of the blue and and indigo rooms from The Ultimate Classroom.
One Community is creating adaptable solutions for green living through Highest Good food that is more diverse, more nutritious, locally grown and sustainable, and part of our open source botanical garden model to support and share bio-diversity:
One Community is creating adaptable solutions for green living through Highest Good housing that is artistic and beautiful, more affordable, more space efficient, lasts longer, DIY buildable, and constructed with healthy and sustainable materials:
Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 8th week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week she updated the hatch and ladder, added new piping details, and researched cost and water saving specifics, all shown here.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 8th week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was autoCAD updates and adding in the urine separating toilet piping details to SolidWorks as shown here.
Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) and Lin Xu (Mechanical Engineering Student) also continued with their 14th week of work on the Vermiculture Bathroom development. This week’s focus, as shown here, was on the pin and hinge systems to secure the emptying chamber to the pallet jack and assist with dumping.
And Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) completed another round of edits and revisions to produce the Straw Bale Village search engine 2.0 and Highest Good Food search engine 4.0. You can see some of this ongoing work here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 62 of Dean’s work. This weeks’ focus was finishing this view inside the Southeast wing looking South:
and further development of this loft view looking North:
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 36th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design and render details. This week’s focus was final placement of the front benches, planters, and brick patterns and beginning the addition of the back landscape details too, as shown here.
One Community is creating adaptable solutions for green living through a Duplicable and Sustainable City Center that is LEED Platinum certified/Sustainable, can feed 200 people at a time, provide laundry for over 300 people, is beautiful, spacious, and saves resources, money, and space:
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 33rd week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was completing lighting analysis and placement for the 2nd floor Living Dome bedrooms and bathrooms, as shown here.
And Jinxi Feng (Environmental Consultant) continued her research helping us create an in-depth washing machine sustainability analysis. What you see here is her 23rd week of behind-the-scenes work on this area of the project. This week’s focus was researching and contacting industrial laundry machine providers.
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 and this week’s focus of beginning to write the micro-grid design and implementation tutorial.
Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 13th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was adding in the library furniture details, basement refrigeration and freezer units, bridge over the pond out front, urinals in all the bathrooms, and other design updates.
And Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) also completed her 9th week working on the concrete foundation design and tutorial details for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was integration of pages of feedback and updates to the column foundation and baseplate tutorials, as shown here.
And Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) also finished her 13th week helping. This week’s focus was continuing the City Center heating and air conditioning load calculations by evaluating the City Center room by room with occupancy and use projections.
One Community is creating adaptable solutions for green living through a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needs, Community, and making a difference in the world:
This week the core team created the final generation of Amazon Smile and GoodShop promotional graphics. You can see these graphics here, showing a different graphic for each of these nonprofit fundraising options and for each of the times of year we intend to promote for support using the new open source and replicable annual social media strategy.
Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) joined the team and completed her first week of work on the The Highest Good Network. Her focus this week was learning about the program, outlining her intended development process, and drawing the application workflow.
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