Establishing global eco-flow and function would mean creating a sustainable planet that would benefit all life. We can do this if we work together, open source solutions, and create new ways to motivate the average person to participate.
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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 December 17th, 2017 edition (#247) 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:
ECO-FLOW AND FUNCTION INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:11
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:51
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:07
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:37
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:11
ECO-FLOW AND FUNCTION SUMMARY: @13:11
One Community is creating eco-flow and function 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 also finished the second half of updating the complete Tree House Village (Pod 7) open source hub. This included new formatting, updated content, and new and updated images for all the sections related to the design and planning specifics. You can see some of this work here.
We also started the final review process for the 60+ page Tree House Village online book we’ve been developing. You can see some of the review notes here.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 31st week volunteering with our team. This week’s focus was further developing the Vermiculture toilet chamber designs by improving the bottom of the container so that it can be bolted together and constructed without welding while also having an easier mechanism for using pins to secure it to the pallet jack.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 93 of Dean’s work, this week’s focus was continued work on the stage areas and lights that will illuminate the stages.
Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.) continued researching and contacting companies for the hardware we’ll be using to sterilize the greywater from the Communal Eco-showers. She also created the updated design schematic shown here for the complete system.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 66th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was the work leading to this additional final render of the Zone 17 Central Play and Recreation Area, which can also now be viewed on the website.
Jagannathan Shankar Mahadevan (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 12th week volunteering. This week’s focus was finishing work on the Compressed Earth Block Village Materials Cost Analysis content and associated graphics, as shown here.
One Community is creating eco-flow and function 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:
David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) completed his 5th week helping with the HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was completing the first of 3 analyses for the indoor/outdoor Natural Pool impacts on the Social Dome. You can see some of this work here.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 61st week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was finishing updates to the lighting zones spreadsheet to match all the zone updates made in AutoCAD. You can see some of this work here.
Satish Ravindran (Senior Mechanical and Industrial Engineer) also completed his 4th week helping with the LEED lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was writing all the pages of content shown here for the LEED recommendations tutorial.
One Community is creating eco-flow and function 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 formulas and data for the food calculations on the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages, bringing it to approximately 90% completion, as you see here.
One Community is creating eco-flow and function 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 Evaluation and Evolution process open source pages and tutorials. This week we created the formatting and began entering the content for the Surpassing Education Standards page, as you can see here.
One Community is creating eco-flow and function 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 continued the process of launching One Community’s Instagram page. We downloaded additional images, created a new Instagram spreadsheet to keep track of hashtags, and added the first 9 images to the account.
The Highest Good Network software team consists of Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer), Priti Kothari (Information Technology Enthusiast), Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager), and Priyanka Singh (Software Developer). This week they finalized the application schema, merged the time entry updates, researched front-end role-based functionality options, and tried both collection and separate-collection approaches as a test. What you see here are some of this work along with pictures from our weekly collaborative call.
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