We can create better living through comprehensive sustainability. Truly comprehensive sustainability includes sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. By putting these components together we can reduce our living expenses, increase our free time, reduce transportation costs and time, and provide a broader diversity of social and recreational activities for ourselves and others.
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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 November 10th, 2019 edition (#346) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is demonstrating better living through comprehensive sustainability 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:
And the core team continued updating the Murphy bed electrical in SketchUp 3D. We added four missing outlets, rerouted a blue wire next to the entry door, and revised the separated circuits groups with the latest updates. We also modified the support board for reclining while sitting in the bed and set the measurements for the location and dimension of this board and the back-area storage light.
Oluyomi Sanyaolu (Technical Writer and Researcher) completed his 3rd week with the team by starting a new project focused on cost analysis of external Earthbag Village components. This week’s focus was Hydro and Wind energy components, comparing the prices of different components of each power production system and writing brief introductions for both sections.
And Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 72nd week developing the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was a first draft of integrating the core team’s suggested changes to the fold-down support board and electrical boards.
One Community is demonstrating better living through comprehensive sustainability 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:
This week the core team began updating the City Center Water Rainwater Catchment Design open source hub. This week we finished the initial formatting setup, table of contents links, and the first four sections shown here.
And Ron Huang (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 27th week working on the Energy Modeling for our LEED Platinum certification and City Center open source HVAC design tutorial. This week’s focus was continued development of the final energy model report for LEED.
Sneha Dongre (Structural Engineer) also continued with her 29th week helping with the Duplicable City Center structural details. This week she continued watching videos and reading articles to help her learn the RISA 3D software we’re now choosing for the timber design for this structure.
One Community is demonstrating better living through comprehensive sustainability 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:
This week the core team continued researching information on chicken coops. We cross referenced chicken coop features with our coop designs and our most recent coop research. We also reviewed and added to our behind-the-scenes chicken Google Doc various Pete B. videos including a 5-set series regarding a chicken coop build and three others. You can see some of this work here.
In addition, the core team continued developing the behind-the-scenes open source permaculture design content. This week we completed the behind-the-scenes first draft of Steps 4 (Detailed Design) and 5 (Implementation and Evaluation). You can see some of this work here.
And last but not least, Ziqian Zheng (Architectural Designer and Drafter) joined the team and began work on finishing the development of the Transition Kitchen designs. This week he focused on the floor plan, sections, and roof plan.
One Community is demonstrating better living through comprehensive sustainability 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. This component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. We’ll report on the final two elements to be finished as we develop them.
With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
One Community is demonstrating better living through comprehensive sustainability 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:
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