One Community is creating a template for environmental accounting that covers all aspects of sustainable community construction. We are open sourcing and free sharing everything as a self-replicating model for achieving a sustainable civilization.
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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 January 8th, 2023 edition (#511) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is creating a template for environmental accounting 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:
This week the core team member managing the aircrete compression testing team reviewed several aircrete videos to look for a more accurate foam density being used by Aircrete Harry, downloaded Domgaia’s new Aircrete 101 PDF, planned for the next weekly call with the aircrete team, and looked further into why we are still experiencing collapse. The same team member also addressed comments related to the net-zero bathroom rainwater catchment, solar energy demand, and roadways content.
Daniela Andrea Parada (Civil Engineering Student) completed her 58th week, focusing now on the Net-zero Bathroom content. This week, Daniela solely focused on the Net-zero Bathroom Calculations google sheets. As there are numerous tabs within this document, Daniela reviewed calculations and analyzed values in order to ensure that they made sense to the reader. As there were concepts Daniela had not seen in a while, as well as equations Daniela had never used, she researched to find outside information in order to comprehend the material better. In addition, Daniela left comments on the google sheets so that alterations could be made. Pictures below are related to this work.
Charles Gooley (Web Designer) also completed his 17th week helping with web design, now focused on the Sustainable Roadways, Walkways, and Landscaping page. Charles continued working on the glossary, adding the remaining terms to the glossary and setting anchor links and mouseover text to the corresponding terms in the body of the page. Charles also cleaned up the nested ordered lists at the top of the Getting Started section. For some reason, the Roman numerals would not render properly, so a workaround was implemented. The pictures below share some of this developing work.
Jieying “Mercy” Cai (Sustainability and Climate Policy Researcher) completed her 16th week working on completing the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing and Reuse of Non-recyclables research, report, and tutorial. This week Mercy addressed all comments left by Julia on the narratives. She researched and added existing plant examples for all solutions. For the spreadsheet, she added scores on all options and a ranking legend. Mercy also looked for pyrolysis options more suitable for communities of 50, 100, and 200 populations. Further discussion led to shifting the focus of recommendations from pyrolysis to incineration, so she started new research on incinerators and ways to make incineration more sustainable. See below for some pictures related to this work.
Yifei Zhu (Analyst and Researcher) also completed her 8th week working on reviewing and formatting for publication the newest content for the Net-zero Bathroom and Earthbag Village water collection and storage. This week Yifei made additional revisions to the net-zero bathroom rainwater catchment content, replied to the comments, updated and replaced the tables within the written content, proofread the whole document, made sure to recheck for grammar mistakes, and submitted it for final review. Pictures below are related to this work.
Loza Ayehutsega (Civil Engineer/Assistant Civil Engineer) joined the team and completed her 1st week helping review the Net-zero Bathroom and Earthbag Village water collection and storage engineering calculations and designs. This week, Loza reviewed the net-zero bathroom spreadsheet by checking the calculation on structural design and load calculation for roof design using several references and standards. Roof design calculation detail and load calculation approach were reviewed using Eurocode and ACI standards just to check the methodologies. Loza also reviewed the report Google document since there are more descriptions and assumptions made there for the design approaches. See below for some pictures related to this.
One Community is creating a template for environmental accounting 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, Luis Manuel Dominguez (Research Engineer) completed his 67th week, now helping with energy analysis for our open source solar microgrid design. This week Luis finished more updating of the Solar Sizing calculations for the Earthbag Village, Duplicable City Center, Ultimate Classroom, and Straw Bale Village while focusing mostly on the components that exceeded 400 kWh of usage. He checked details and made updates where needed. Pictures below are related to this work.
Venus Abdollahi (Architectural Designer) completed her 60th week helping finish the Duplicable City Center designs. This week Venus completed roof numbers 1, 2 and 3. She changed the roof rendering according to supervisor feedback, corrected the R-value for the roof layers, exported the Revit files to AutoCAD files, and saved all AutoCAD and Revit files to Dropbox. This completes Venus’ work with us for now. See pictures below.
Gabriela Vilela S. C. Diniz (Architect and Urban Planner) completed her 27th week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This week, Gabriela worked on the last request made by Jae: Change 3 movies posters to more classic movies he suggested. After that, she started and ran the first set of final render tests for the bathroom and main room. Pictures below show some of this work.
Julia Meaney (Researcher and Assistant to Executive Director) completed her 16th week with the team. This week, Julia had a Zoom meeting with Jae to discuss various current and upcoming tasks. She checked on the “Waste to energy incinerators master” Spreadsheet (part of the Non-recyclables research) and resolved comments where feedback had been integrated. Julia then began working on the “City Center Eco-laundry” Webpage completion task. She checked the Feedback PDF for the page and made sure that all comments had been integrated correctly. Next, Julia began reading through the content of the “Eco-Laundry” webpage and the corresponding source Google Doc by Jinxi to familiarize herself with the integration and editing that this task requires. Julia continued by reviewing and edit content for grammar and spelling mistakes. She also updated data as necessary, re-found and re-linked old resources, updated images and corrected various coding, captions, and linking mistakes, integrated the “old stuff” with the “new stuff”, and checked all of the web content with the source Google Doc as she worked. Finally, Julia backed up all of the linked resources from the content she had edited so far, uploading the back-up PDFs to her Dropbox. Pictures below are related to this work.
Ranran Zhang (Architectural Designer) completed her 5th week working on the updated video internal and external walkthrough for the Duplicable City Center. This week, Ranran focused on modifying the SketchUp model based on feedback from last week and designing the main entrance doors through suggestions provided by Yuxi Lu (Architectural Designer) . She added elements of trees to the glass doors to make them more integrated with nature and to improve their aesthetics. As the SketchUp model was modified, the corresponding cad file also needed to be adjusted accordingly. For this reason, Ranran and Yuxi had a one-hour meeting to discuss the parts that needed to be modified and made the needed updates to the master file in AutoCAD. She also updated the entryway grates in front of the Social Dome to include empty catchment spaces below them. See below for some pictures of this work.
One Community is creating a template for environmental accounting 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 updates to the Chickens webpage. We researched information about different fencing options and provided data with advantages and disadvantages for each type of discussed fencing option. The same team member also checked the time stamps with corresponding seconds in videos for December and June shadow movements for the Aquapini/Walipini food infrastructure described below.
Arthur Olifant (Videographer) completed his 21st week helping create videos. This week, Arthur also helped update the time details and finish rendering our Aquapini/Walipini videos showing the shadows over and into the structures during the longest and shortest days of the year. The pictures below show this work in progress. See pictures below that are related to this work.
One Community is creating a template for environmental accounting 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 component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. We’ll report on the final two elements to be finished as we develop them.
With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
One Community is creating a template for environmental accounting 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:
Over the past week the core team completed 25 hours managing One Community volunteer-work review not included above, emails, social media accounts, web development, and interviewing and setting up new volunteer team members. Pictures below show some of this.
And the core team created and implemented new Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Winter Solstice holiday graphics and a new holiday strategy.
Ray Lee (Digital Creator) then took over on the graphics creation and helped create custom graphics for us to share each New Year. These graphics replace the heading on our website, are used in our New Year emails, and for the New Year blog.
Yiyun Tan (Management Dashboard Team Leader) completed her 38th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yiyun put most of her time on testing and reviewing PRs. She cherry-pick Kevin’s PR changes and raised a PR on Main. Next week she will go back to Management Dashboard work, wrapping up Eiki and Shaung’s leftover PRs. Other than that, she ran management work, provided help on Slack, fixed release merge conflicts, and provided hotfixes. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Navya Madiraju (React.js/MongoDB Full Stack Developer) completed her 13th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Navya worked on PR reviews, started looking into bugs, slacked with Yiyun to check for some other tasks to work on, and started working on an alphabetization bug for the reports pages. Pictures below are related to this work.
Aashish Thapa Magar (Full Stack Software Developer) completed his 12th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week the X Hrs for X Weeks bug was resolved and Aashish looked into the total hours in a category bug. The 200 hours in economics category badge is auto-assigned even though the hours of the category don’t match. Aashish is continually debugging existing code to see if it needs an entire code change or just some minor changes. Pictures below relate to this work.
Alan Lee Sing Chan Yau (Software Engineer) completed his 9th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Alan started working on the teammates summaries PR. He got feedback to place the button as a navtab, instead of a button on the top. Alan also made sure that we can see only our teammates’ Summaries and not our teammate’s teammates. Alan then proceeded to review the feedback he got for more urgent PRs that he submitted last week. Pictures below show some of this work.
Jianjun Luo (Software Engineer) also completed her 6th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Jianjun reviewed a few pull requests and updated a previous pull request according to the comment. She found a problem with the progress bars used in different components and solved it. Jianjun fixed a bug about the hours shown in the tasks board too. After that, she began working on the previous assigned tasks of phase two. Pictures below show some of this work.
Rajasri “RJ” Janakiraman (React/MongoDB Full-stack Developer) completed her 4th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. RJ reviewed 5 pull requests (628, 625, 616, 608 and 619), tested the application during various reviews and raised 2 bugs. She also worked on bug fix for Priority Low – #4 (took over from Shaun) and raised PR 632 for the same. RJ analyzed the code flow for various tasks, read through multiple articles/blogs for understanding the ReactJs code used in the project, and maintained and managed necessary Slack communications. Pictures below show some of this work.
Johny dos Santos Anastacio (Software Engineer) completed his 4th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Johny created a Details Button to see when specific badges were earned. Some badges are earned multiple times, so the button shows all dates when they were earned. He then started to make some changes that were requested on his other task: “Creating sub-tasks in a WBS doesn’t create a new folder and makes the tasks uneditable”, because when a user deletes all subtasks of a task, the icon folder should disappear. Pictures below show some of this work.
Shaun Sullivan (React/MongoDB Developer) completed his 4th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Shaun worked on code cleanup for a good chunk of frontend code. He spoke with Yiyun and is going to continue the cleanup, with recommendations from her, over the coming weeks. He also continued to work on the time refresh bug, RJ helped so much that she asked if she could take it over, he had no issues with that. She agreed to show him what she did to get it working upon completion. He then spent most of the week working on the screen resize for the user management page but was having difficulties in approaching the bug. With some help Shaun realized it was not necessarily the page he was resizing, but the table, and that opened up doors for how he should be tackling this bug. Pictures below show some of this work.
Aishwarya Kalkundrikar (Full Stack Software Developer) completed her 3rd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Aishwarya had a conversation with Yiyun and discussed creating a new API to get the correct user profile. She then started working towards this feature. She also went through various backend files and understood the backend code base structure, other APIs, their working, variables used, and their flow. Pictures below show some of this work.
Pedro Elton (Frontend Software Developer) completed his 2nd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Pedro redesigned the Teams Report page, he had a meeting with Jae to decide on the layout and analyze the UX for the Team’s Report flow and coded about 60% of the page and its logic. He also fixed text based on recent feedback provided by Jae on Figma and divided a large size component into smaller components, to make the code easier to maintain. Then Pedro created a simulation for user login privileges to test the toggle and how it’s going to appear for each user. Pictures below show some of this work.
Said Rodrigues (Full Stack Developer) joined the team and completed his 1st week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Said read all the docs to familiarize himself with the work. He also was assigned to fix the WBS files not being parsed. He fixed those and raised the PR. Said also started to collect information to update the realtime clock for HGN activity, searched through a lot of message brokers to seek the best one for our use case, and revisited the previous implementation notes. Check out the pictures below as examples of this work.
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