We should be cooperating with nature rather than destroying it. We can do this using permaculture, sustainable building methods, and sustainable energy infrastructure. One Community is open sourcing cooperative and sustainable tutorials and DIY instructions for these areas as well as for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices.
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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 May 6, 2018 edition (#267) 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: @5:27
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:59
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @9:10
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @9:53
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @10:25
COOPERATING WITH NATURE SUMMARY: @11:26
One Community is cooperating with nature 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 working with Michael Hagler (Senior Graphic Designer and Artist), also completed another round of editing and testing different layout options shown here for the Compressed Earth Block Village parts of the 7-villages book we’re developing. We’d say we’re now 95% complete with this layout’s updates and edits.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) completed his 6th week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week Shadi added a new parts page, one more assembly page, and further evolved the standardization and formatting of all the pages. You can see these here as version 3.3 of these designs.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued with the Cob Village (Pod 3) render updates. Here is update 112 of Dean’s work. This week Dean continued with his 2nd week working on the textures and lighting for this new “Dining Hall View from the 2nd Floor.”
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 20th week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he finished adding people and other details to this render of one of the offices in this village. This render is now updated on the website also.
One Community is cooperating with nature 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 working with Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer), continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 73rd week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was testing lighting and creating (and adding to the website) this comparison of the different table lamp fixture types that meet our LEED sustainability criteria.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering by finishing his review and additions to the new beam calculation and testing spreadsheets we’ve created. You can see this updated and checked work here.
Yun Lin (Bridge Design Engineer) also completed his 5th week helping with the beam design and calculation spreadsheet creation for the City Center structural engineering. This week he started creating the sawn timber design spreadsheet shown here. He also back checked and provided replies to Hayes’ comments and additions.
David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) completed his 19th week helping with the HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was electric boiler quantity and size research and considerations, positioning and sizing of minisplits, and adding column descriptions and additional data to the HVAC tab of the Zonal spreadsheet.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) completed her 4th week helping with the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs. This week’s focus was working on the interior, carpentry, and furniture summary sheets and amending various other material quantities as well. You can see some of this work here.
Last but not least, Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) joined the team and completed his 1st week working on the fire suppression and safety systems design for the City Center. This week he reviewed all previous work done on these designs, updated calculations where needed, added two more fire zones, and integrated those two new zones and their information into the calculation processes. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is cooperating with nature 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 working on the Garden Tools list by researching and adding the Kubota attachments you can see here.
The core team also continued writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the second landing party group of 20 people. The focus this past week was further researching and developing the initial composting and elevation and climate-appropriate food growing strategies you see here.
One Community is cooperating with nature 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 finished the editing, image, and content creation for the Assessment Forms page. You can see some of this last week’s work here and the page is now about 100% complete except for creation of the assessment form templates.
One Community is cooperating with nature 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 fixed issues with refreshing, inactive users, date stamps, and how the software defines the work week when running reports. They also added a navigation bar to the timelog for easy viewing of work weeks, auto-close function for time entry, auto-update when adding time entries, new notification styling, a custom time range function so that reports can be generated for any given period of time, and new 4 weeks and 6 weeks time range functions for reports.
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"In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model.
You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called."
~ Buckminster Fuller ~
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