Building a Sustainable World – One Community Weekly Progress Update #241

Building a Sustainable World – One Community Weekly Progress Update #241

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 foodenergyhousingeducationfor-profit and non-profit economic designsocial architecturefulfilled 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:

Building a Sustainable World
One Community Progress Update #241

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

  • Continued adding to the education Assessment Format open source page and tutorial (see below)

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:23

BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE WORLD SUMMARY: @13:29

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HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS

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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.

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.

Continued Working on Open Source Outdoor Areas of Recycled Materials Village – Click to Visit Page

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.

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.

Continued Working on Murphy Bed Instructions – Click for Page

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.

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.

Worked on Creating the Thermal Lag Page and Related Images – Click to Visit

And the core team finished editing and updating the content and formatting on the Earthbag Village Tools & Equipment page. You can see some of this finished work here.
And the core team finished editing and updating the content and formatting on the Earthbag Village Tools & Equipment page. You can see some of this finished work here.

Finished Editing and Formatting the Earthbag Village Tools & Equipment Page – Click to Visit

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.

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.

Continued Design of Open Source Wet Lab to Test the Filtered Greywater From the Communal Eco-Shower – Click to Visit

Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 88 of Dean’s work, continuing to test and develop the textures and lighting from the skylights and windows for the central dining, presentation hall, and adjacent kitchen areas.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 88 of Dean’s work, continuing to test and develop the textures and lighting from the skylights and windows for the central dining, presentation hall, and adjacent kitchen areas.

Continued Helping us Create Quality Cob Village Renders – Click to Visit Page

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. 

Compressed Earth Block Village Classroom Looking West Final with People, Dan Alleck, One Community

Continued Working on Compressed Earth Block Village Render Additions – Click for Page

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.

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.

Continued Working on Compressed Earth Block Village External Elements – Click to Visit

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.

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.

Continued Working on Interior Design for Living Structure of Tree House Village – Click to Visit Page

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS

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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.

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.

Continued Updating the Website with New Highest Good Energy Rollout Details – Click for Page

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.

Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineeringtutorial. 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.

Continued Work on City Center Structural Engineering Tutorial – Click to Visit Page

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.

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.

Completed Initial Power Needs Analysis for City Center Kitchen – Click for Page

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.

lighting specifics for the City Center.

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

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.

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.

Continued Working on City Center Structural Engineering Details – Click for Page

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.

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.

Continued Calculations and Research for Climate Battery Component – Click for City Center Heating and Cooling Open Source Hub

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD PROGRESS

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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.

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.

Continued Researching Data for Nutrition Guidelines for Food Self-Sufficiency Transition Plan – Click to Visit

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION PROGRESS

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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.

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.

Continued Building Education Assessment Format Open Source Tutorial – Click for Page

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS

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This week the core team finished three rounds of edits and integration into the wind energy design and implementation tutorial.

This week the core team finished three rounds of edits and integration into the wind energy design and implementation tutorial.

Finished Three Rounds of Edits and Integration into Wind Energy Design and Implementation Tutorial – Click to Visit

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.

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.

Continued Developing the Highest Good Network Software – Click to Visit

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.

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.

Worked on the Climate Battery Designs and Research – Click for Page

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