Cooperative community building is one path to spreading and evolving sustainability. We think the ultimate expression of this is cooperative communities that incorporate, open-source share, and invite people to participate in sustainable approaches to the foundations of food, energy, and housing while also including sustainable and open source approaches to education, economics, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices too. With the goal for a positive and permanent shift to global sustainability, One Community calls this living and creating for The Highest Good of All.
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
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 26th, 2017 edition (#244) 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:
COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY BUILDING INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:40
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:18
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:19
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:49
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:23
COOPERATIVE COMMUNITY BUILDING SUMMARY: @13:10
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One Community is creating cooperative community building 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 we lowered the Horse Shoe game send box, designed the Scrabble game, and completed the Kerplunk game. You can see all of these shown here.
Related to this, we also we added the outdoor resources we found to the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6) resources section.
The core team also started working on the Earthbag Village Materials & Cost Analysis page. The 1 dome, 3-dome cluster, the Murphy bed, and the vermiculture toilet and accessories have all been imported into the new Google spreadsheet. The prices were checked for accuracy and the links were updated and checked as well.
In addition, the core team continued work on the Tree House Village (Pod 7) web graphics, creating these final graphics with the correct locations of the various buildings.
Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.) researched and contacted companies for the hardware we’ll be using to sterilize the greywater from the Communal Eco-showers. You can see some of the related notes and details here.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 29th week volunteering with our team. This week’s focus was further developing the Vermiculture toilet chamber designs, continuing to improve last week’s designs for the emptying the chamber with pulleys and a winch.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 91 of Dean’s work, this week’s focus was working on the stage areas and lights that will illuminate the stages.
Jagannathan Shankar Mahadevan (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 10th week volunteering. This week’s focus was continuing work on the Compressed Earth Block Village Materials Cost Analysis by creating the spreadsheet you see here that calculates how many earth blocks we’ll need.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 8th week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he finished adding people and other nature elements to this rooftop render looking East.
Samantha Robinson (Graphic Designer) completed her 16th week working on the interior renders for the living structures in the Tree House Village (Pod 7). This week’s focus, as shown here, was final unwrapping and texturing of the lamps, clock, and rug.
One Community is creating cooperative community building 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:
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering tutorial. What you see here is his 8th week of writing content. This week’s content focus was adding more details to the snow load section, as seen here.
David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) completed his 2nd week helping with the HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus, as shown here, was Rough estimates of thermal mass in the structure, without accounting for insulation and adding the heat capacity data to the FEA basement spreadsheet.
Falgun Patel (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 13th week volunteering with the team. This week’s focus was continuing the analysis process for updating the Highest Good energy page with more additions to the City Center Kitchen equipment list and beginning complete details for the Earthbag Village, both of which you can see here.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 58th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was continuing the process of modeling the 2nd floor mezzanine level in Dialux and more updates to the lighting zones in AutoCAD.
Satish Ravindran (Senior Mechanical and Industrial Engineer) also completed his 2nd week helping with the LEED lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was researching and writing the LEED content shown here.
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 4th-generation edits to the Climate Battery Cost Analysis. You can see here some of the edited and updated pages.
One Community is creating cooperative community building 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 work on the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages, including preparing the macronutrient ratio data for the food calculations, as you see here.
One Community is creating cooperative community building 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 last week the core team continued adding to the education Evaluation and Evolution process open source pages and tutorials. This week we created the formatting and began entering the content for the Transference of Knowledge page, as you can see here.
One Community is creating cooperative community building 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 last week the core team and Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) continued working on the search engines for the website. This week we created a video tutorial for teaching people how to edit the search engines. You can see screenshots here from the video.
Jagannathan Shankar Mahadevan (Mechanical Engineer) also continued working on the climate battery designs and research. What you see here is the updated spreadsheet he’s creating to calculate how much heat is stored in the battery at any time we wish to analyze during the year.
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