We hear about life hacks all the time. Biohacking planet Earth is the same idea, but with the goal of using permaculture, open source sustainable infrastructure, collaborative living, and regenerative and holistic design models to create a sustainable planet that will benefit all people and all life here.
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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 June 24, 2018 edition (#274) 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 HOUSING: @7:13
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:03
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:29
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @12:21
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:53
BIOHACKING PLANET EARTH SUMMARY: @13:41
One Community is biohacking planet earth 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:
Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineer) completed his 14th week helping with the structural engineering research and calculations for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week he completed the preliminary seismic analysis to check shear resistance of the earthbag structures using Equivalent Lateral Force.
Also, Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) completed his 12th week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week Shadi created the introduction page for the nightstand component and started parts creation and layout design for the storage area component, some of which you can see here.
Michael Hagler (Senior Graphic Designer and Artist) also finished another round of edits and updates for the 7-villages book we’re developing. You can see some of these here, including the finished first and last spreads for the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6).
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued with the Cob Village (Pod 3) render updates also. Here is update 119 of Dean’s work showing more test renders for the developing section view of one of the Cob Village living units.
Mihaela “Michelle” Pinzaru (Interior Designer and Architectural Drafter) also completed her 18th week working on the Tree House Village (Pod 7) residential renders. This week she finished additions and edits and produced these two final renders of the student housing designs, which can now also be found in the related section of the website.
One Community is biohacking planet earth 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 continued updating the bedroom renders in the Duplicable City Center to test the new lighting and color schemes. We designed the ceiling lights and updated the other lighting details, as shown here.
Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 82nd week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was finishing testing what the full-spectrum colored LEDs will look like in the bedrooms so we could create (and add to the website) the graphic shown here.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering by checking the wind load calculation for the Living Dome roof and started marking beam members with notation numbers.
Yun Lin (Bridge Design Engineer) also completed his 11th week helping with the beam design and calculation spreadsheet creation for the City Center structural engineering. This week he reviewed and updated the snow load calc sheet with his comments on snow drift load.
David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) completed his 23rd week helping with the HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was initial hardware placement and zone outlines in AutoCAD and updating the details on the HVAC Zonal spreadsheet to match. You can see some of this work here.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) completed her 10th week helping with the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs. This week’s focus was another round of research and updates to the patio furniture, pipe furniture, and dining area furniture costs, some of which you can see here.
Last but not least, Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) completed his 8th week working on the fire suppression and safety systems designs for the City Center. This week he focused on adding into AutoCAD the 3D dome, finishing version 1 of the sprinkler-pipe layout, and started working on the related system calculations. Some examples of this work are shown here.
One Community is biohacking planet earth 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 writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the various stages of development. We added and reviewed more worm videos on the Food Rollout Doc and created a separate section for earthworms along with an introductory paragraph. Our next step will be to combine the info and a write a short paragraph for each video.
The core team also continued researching and creating the Apiary parts and cost analysis list. This week we set up the apiary instructions and researched and started creating construction details for the beehive, as shown here.
One Community is biohacking planet earth 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 week, the core team rebuilt the Feedback Format page to match all the other pages of the Evaluation and Evolution component of the Learning for Life program. You can some of this work and the new page here.
One Community is biohacking planet earth 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 Highest Good Network software team consisting of Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer), Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager), and Swathy Jayaseelan (Software Developer) continued their work on the software. This week they added the ability to track policy infringements, functionality for labeling and editing them, added seconds to the timelog timer, and fixed an issue with reports not refreshing the page properly.
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