Building a sustainable world that will benefit us all will need to be a collaborative effort if we are ever to succeed. Sustainable and open source approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices will make this easier. One Community is creating these as part of our approach to Highest Good of All global transformation.
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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 5, 2017 edition (#241) 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:
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE WORLD INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:19
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:21
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:22
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:53
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:23
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE WORLD SUMMARY: @13:29
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One Community is building a sustainable world 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:
The core team continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). This week’s focus was continuing on the obstacle course. We updated the textures, shadows, changed the size of the monkey bar net, and added a bench with back support to the finished obstacle. We also added one more section to the climbing wall obstacle, landscape items with plants and rocks, planters with flowers to the maze obstacle, a tetherball, and tire-flower-bed and hill.
In addition, the core team continued working on the Murphy bed instructions, continuing to test different layouts. We also researched Canva and other documentation software and sketched up the layout. You can see this work here.
The core team also worked on creating the thermal lag page and it’s related images. The page now has its’ basic structure and table of contents added, as well as the images created by Vamsi Pulugurtha. There are also 13 more images that have been edited, cropped, and saved, and will be added to the page next week.
Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.) continued her work on the open source wet lab that will be used to test and assure the safety of the filtered greywater from the Communal Eco-shower. This week’s focus was calculating updated flow rates and drawing out version 2.0 filtration and sterilization details.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 5th week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he finished adding people and additional aesthetics to this final render of the Earth Block Village Classroom Looking West, which you can also now see on the website.
Aparna Tandon (Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 37th week of work, focusing on the beginnings of the presentation for Zones 2 and 4.
Samantha Robinson (Graphic Designer) completed her 13th week working on the interior design for the living structure of the Tree House Village (Pod 7). This week’s focus, as shown here, was more unwrapping and texturing of the stairs component.
One Community is building a sustainable world 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:
The core team continued updating the website with the new Highest Good energy rollout details for the landing parties. This week we updated the What and Why sections, imagery for the 10-20 person section, and completed the 20-50 person rollout details section. You can see examples of this work here.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering tutorial. What you see here is his 6th week of writing content. This week’s content focus was beginning the snow load details and making additional updates to the AutoCAD file, as seen here.
Falgun Patel (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 10th week volunteering with the team. This week’s focus was updating all gas appliances to electric and completing the initial power needs analysis for the City Center Kitchen. You can see some of this work here.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 55th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was updating the 2nd floor zones over the mezzanine level, as shown here.
Oruba Rabie (Ph.D, PE, and Civil Engineer) also continued working on the City Center structural engineering AutoCAD and SAP2000 models corrections. This week she focused on identifying SAP2000 and AutoCAD discrepancies and potential engineering challenges in the Living and Social domes.
Aravind Vasudevan (Mechanical Engineer) continued his calculations and research for climate battery component of the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. This week’s focus was 3rd-generation edits to the Climate Battery Cost Analysis. You can see here some of the edited and updated pages.
One Community is building a sustainable world 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 data for nutrition guidelines for our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan and Sustainable Food Nutrition Calculations page, and compiled additional data for vegetarian and vegan diets, as you see here.
One Community is building a sustainable world 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 continued adding to the education Assessment Format open source page and tutorial. This week we finished adding all the details to each of the steps of the assessment process, as shown here.
One Community is building a sustainable world 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 finished three rounds of edits and integration into the wind energy design and implementation tutorial.
Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) and Priti Kothari (Information Technology Enthusiast) also continued their work developing the Highest Good Network software. This week’s focus was researching the model relationships and creating a schema for managing the overall application.
Jagannathan Shankar Mahadevan (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 8th week volunteering with the team. This week’s focus was joining the team working on the climate battery designs and research and double checking the calculation and design details, adding further research, and helping create new imagery.
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