Ethical cooperative replication is about open sourcing and free-sharing everything needed to build a global collaborative of teacher/demonstration hubs working together for The Highest Good of All. One Community will be the first of these hubs and will include open source plans and demonstrations of sustainable food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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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 August 2nd, 2020 edition (#384) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is forwarding ethical cooperative replication 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 continued our detail review of work and research completed to date on hydropower for the open source Hydro Energy Setup and Maintenance page. This week we added functionality to the hydropower potential calculator in Google Sheets to include springs and earth dams without streams feeding into them, a pipe diameter component, as well as head loss. In the end, we found an excel sheet online that does exactly what was being created. We also continued to refine the hydropower writeup by sorting out turbine selection criteria. Pictures of some of this work are below and we’d say this research and the behind-the-scenes tutorial is now about 80% complete.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping with the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) 4-dome cluster designs. This week was week #194 of Dean’s work and the focus this week was the addition of more trees and plants and working with the related textures to make them look more realistic.
Ashwini Ramesh (Civil Engineer and Project Manager) continued with her 12th week helping with the Earthbag Village cost analysis and open source tutorials. This week Ashwini continued to research Utility Excavation and Geotextile Fabrics, updating the status and Google Docs and sheets on the material pages with related details. You can see some of this work-in-progress below.
Angela Mao (Sustainability Researcher) also completed her 11th week as a member of the team. This week, Angela finished compiling a list of lightbulb products for the Most Sustainable Lightbulbs and Light Bulb Companies tutorial and is preparing to organize the information in a spreadsheet next week. She also worked on editing the written section of her light bulb tutorial. In addition to this, she finished another round or edits and requested additions for her plastic recycling tutorial. The pictures below show some of this work.
Pallavi Samaiya (Business Technology Analyst) also continued with her 7th week conducing research for the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing & Reuse of Non-recyclables tutorial. This week Pallavi filled in some gaps in research and completed the FAQs and Why Open Source content. She has added a DIY for recycling disposable diapers. Below are some pictures and we’d say this brings this tutorial to about 70% complete.
And Jose Luis Flores (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 2nd week helping finish the Net-zero Bathroom component of the Earthbag Village. This week Jose Luis converted the list of materials for the Net-Zero Bathroom into the Dome 1 format. While formatting the collected data he also researched prices and available dimensions of the needed materials. He gathered and recorded the dimensions and positions of the bathroom furnishing such as the toilet, sink, and urinal from the Solidworks model. After collecting the needed measurements he added the furnishing to the AutoCAD floor plan. You can see pictures of some of this work below.
One Community is forwarding ethical cooperative replication 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 continued our detailed review of the Duplicable City Center energy analysis needed for LEED Platinum certification and completion of the City Center open source HVAC design tutorial. This week we created the initial basement wall and door strategy, adjusted sizing of radiant floors, applied the electrical equipment loads in the kitchen, and did another overview and integration of all the schedules. You can see some of this work-in-progress below.
The core team also continued working on the Duplicable City Center structural engineering details. This week the core team adjusted the number of columns connecting the fourth level to the second and third level. We also continued performing load combination analysis to the updated integrated model. The addition of columns reduces some of the stress and deflection of the overall structure, but the core team discovered that the third level exhibits unusual deflection in the load combo of snow, dead and live loads. Further investigation is required to fix this deflection issue and other overloaded columns between the fourth and third floor, and to test larger columns as a substitute for more columns. You can see some of this work below.
Ian Coletti (Environmental Studies Major Researcher) completed his 8th week researching for the Most Sustainable Windows and Doors open source guide. This week Ian completed an initial draft of all spreadsheets and an initial draft of the company sustainability rankings. He also began work on describing and ranking products. You can see some of this work-in-progress below.
And Ashish Hirani (Fire Protection Engineer) completed his 3rd week working on the City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Lighting Design. This week Ashish adapted more drawings to the title block. You can see some of this work below.
One Community is forwarding ethical cooperative replication 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 finished our research on rabbits by completing a final round of review and edits and team Q&A sessions covering the specifics of how we’ll be presenting our research on the website. This behind-the-scenes work is now complete and ready for publication.
The core team also continued working on the open source chicken coop step-by-step building instructions on our behind-the-scenes google doc. This week we finished the steps for shutter installation to cover all the ventilation openings, updated all the images that showed the old ventilation shutters, and started the instructions for the manure collection trays. You can see some of this work-in-progress below.
Jessica Wienke (Food & Nutrition Project Consultant and CEO & Co-Owner of The Artisan Wheelhouse & The Roots of Medicine) and Aly Shannon (Food & Nutrition Project Consultant and Creative Director & Co-Owner of Roots of Medicine) continued with their 7th week working on the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. This week they made recipes for Apple Cinnamon Muffins, Curry Lentil Soup, Carrot Cake Muffins, Almond Milk, and Blueberry Lemon Muffins, as you see here and all for the vegan recipe pages.
One Community is forwarding ethical cooperative replication 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. 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:
This week Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 84th week helping with render additions and finishing work for the rooms in the Ultimate Classroom. This week he finished work on both the renders for the central area that will be used for theater and other events. Final additions included more people, cords and other additions to the lighting guy on the right, boxes at the top of the pull-down security walls, and shadows. This picture is now on the Ultimate Classroom page also.
Xiaolu Song (Landscape Designer) also completed her 6th week working on the playground and other external details of the Ultimate Classroom. This week Xiaolu finished two detailed plans, the basketball court and vernal. She also researched paving materials and companies. You can see some of this work below.
Shuwei Liu (Landscape Designer) also completed her 5th week working on the playground and other external details of the Ultimate Classroom. This week Shuwei drew two sections, the micro-topo area and amphitheater area. She also researched playground equipment. You can see some of this work-in-progress below.
One Community is forwarding ethical cooperative replication 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 Jin Hua (Web Marketer and Graphic Designer) created responsive ad text for the Water Saving Faucets Campaign and launched it, added account-wide structured snippet to the ads, reviewed & implemented multiple suggestions to expand responsive ads (97.3% optimization score), and created responsive ads for our wind energy page. He also compared last week’s automated bidding vs without. If you look at the totals, clicks have increased by 25%, a very good sign! This marketing is part of a grant our nonprofit has received.
Henry Nguyen (React Developer) completed his 26th week with the team and working on the Highest Good Network software. This week Henry fixed the total hours bug with a function to test all the logics and fix all of them every time the user presses the refresh button or F5. He also added a reset button for the task entry popup and made it so clicking names will open a person’s profile. And he updated the function to assign users for the tasks, so now we can add, remove and search for the users faster than before. You can see some of this work below.
Ross Edwards (Chief Imagination Officer, G3) completed his 15th week helping promote One Community. Ross is someone who found our project, loved what we are doing, and offered to just help contact people he (and we) thought might be interested in what we’re doing. This week he continued to promote our project and the One Community helping page to media outlets and philanthropists. You can see below this last week’s list of who he contacted and the press release he is sharing.
Andon Ignatov (Full-stack Developer) completed his 12th week working on the Highest Good Network software. This week Andon did some refactoring and code improvements in the WeeklySummaries component, added things like prop-types validation for the WeeklySummary, WeeklySummariesReport and related components and a new tooltip for the weekly summaries tabs explaining what “Last Week” and “Week Before Last” mean in terms of calendar week vs last time a summary was submitted. He also did the testing suites for the WeeklySummary component and redux related functions. You can see screenshots of some of this work below.
TEKtalent Inc. (a custom programming solutions company) also continued with their 9th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Nithesh and the TEKtalent team completed the changes suggested for the reset password validations and messages. They also started the cleaning up activities of the react code base by correcting the lint errors. The lint configuration has been completed and the existing error corrections are in progress. The completed lint corrections so far are all js files and started the same for jsx files. You can see some of this work below.
Adam Capdeville (Software Engineer) completed his 8th week working on the Highest Good Network software. This week Adam focused on researching methods of implementing user projects, teams and total worked hours. After Adam had a video conference call with Nithesh, he pivoted from working on the users projects, teams and hours to further developing the users profile responsive design. Adam’s pivot was due to a few variables that are currently relying on Nithesh’s module. You can see some of Adam’s behind-the-scenes work below.
And Yiqi Feng (Software Engineer) continued with her 4th week as a member of the Highest Good Network software team. This week Yiqi refactored the timer component. She added modals for the not-enough-words notification popup and designed the popup page. She completed the function in 1.5.9 under both Add and Edit mode. She also began work on the attach-link notification popup. You can see some of this work below.
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