One Community is creating an ecological outreach program based on open source sustainability solutions. These solutions include food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices. They are designed to be implemented as individual components or complete teacher/demonstration hubs, communities, villages, or even cities.
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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 24th, 2017 edition (#248) 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:
ECOLOGICAL OUTREACH INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:27
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:53
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:34
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:06
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:44
ECOLOGICAL OUTREACH SUMMARY: @12:58
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One Community is leading ecological outreach 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 researched exercise equipment ideas for the Gym, and continued the racetrack road design, as shown here.
The core team also continued working on the Murphy bed instructions, finishing the first 10% of page 6.8.8 – table trim cutting, shown here.
The core team also finished the complete Compressed Earth Block Village Materials Cost Analysis webpage. This included adding and editing all the content, images, menus, and more. You can see some of this work here and the rest is live on the website, complete with links to all the open source spreadsheets used for our calculations.
And the core team finished creating the thermal lag page by creating the header image and adding the final updates and edits to the main content.
Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) completed his 14th week with us doing research and running calculations for the Earthbag Village. This week’s focus was an extensive review of existing thermal lag and earthbag construction resources, helping us rename them all, and then we added them all to the website.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 67th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was this new render perspective for Zone 17.
Aparna Tandon(Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 41st week of work, finishing the design overview image for Zones 12 and 18. This content is now live on the site also.
Mihaela “Michelle” Pinzaru (Interior Designer and Architectural Drafter) also joined the team and completed her 1st week taking over development of the Tree House Village (Pod 7) residential designs. This week she updated the AutoCAD layout and fixed the walls and roofs to match the new floor plan.
One Community is leading ecological outreach 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 finished the first 30% of the LEED lighting tutorial details for the lighting design of the City Center and all other One Community structures. You can see some of this work here and the rest is on the site.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering. What you see here are his calculations for the materials’ dead loads for the triangles that make up the domes themselves.
David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) completed his 6th week helping with the HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was completing the second two of the 3 analyses for the indoor/outdoor Natural Pool impacts on the Social Dome. You can see some of this work here.
Oruba Rabie (Ph.D, PE, and Civil Engineer) also continued working on the City Center structural engineering. This week’s focus was importing and beginning the process of applying loads to the dome structures.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 62nd week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was continuing the modeling of the mezzanine areas in the central area of the City Center, as shown here.
Satish Ravindran (Senior Mechanical and Industrial Engineer) also completed his 5th week helping with the LEED lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was double checking the bulb count, lumen, and wattage details on our spreadsheet for the entire City Center, as shown here.
One Community is leading ecological outreach 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 95% completion, as you see here.
One Community is leading ecological outreach 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 Information Maintenance and Sharing page, which is about taking records of your learnings with you beyond the education program, as you can see here.
One Community is leading ecological outreach 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 by adding 27 new images to the account, as shown here.
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) continued working on the search engines for the website. This week we created version 2.0 of the Highest Good of All search engine. You can see some of this work-in-progress here
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 the team implemented model, controller, and routes for ‘Project’ and ‘Team’ entities and performed unit test using Postman. They also created the query structure for dashboard/leaderboard data using promises framework, completed the setup of the GitHub from Atom, and investigated role-based access and authentication.
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