Facilitating global eco-collaboratives is one way to create global cooperation towards a sustainable planet that will benefit us all.
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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 March 26th, 2017 edition (#209) 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:
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @2:01
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:45
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:14
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:31
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:38
One Community is facilitating global eco collaboratives 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 working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.) continued with our 3rd week of collaborative calls developing the Evaluation and Evolution component of the Highest Good education program. What you see here is our first reporting on this 3 weeks of work and research that has happened behind the scenes.
We also continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Energy Lesson Plan and the Fall Lesson Plan. This brings us to 3 of 52 finished, which is 6% completion.
Additionally, the core team finished the The Ultimate Classroom external render you see here by adding plants, a surrounding landscape, updating the walls, and choosing the best angle for the render.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also continued adding people and elements from the Learning Tools and Toys research we’ve done to create these three final renders of the red and orange room aspects of The Ultimate Classroom.
One Community is facilitating global eco collaboratives 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 created one additional image and added all 7 recently created images to the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan page, bringing that page to 93% completion, which you can see here:
One Community is facilitating global eco collaboratives 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 working with Ashwini Ramesh (Civil Engineer and Project Manager) put another combined total of 10 hours into the crowdfunding campaign we are developing. This week we continued editing the Excavation and Construction of an Earthbag Dome GoogleDoc, focusing on floor construction (Section 11). You can see some of this work here.
Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 7th week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week she built a new funnel center and finished another series of roof and internal revisions that included the hatch and ladder you see here.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 7th week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was 2nd generation modeling of the vermiculture hot and cold water and septic piping details, as shown here:
Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) also continued with his 13th week of managing the Vermiculture Bathroom development with the 10th week of help from Lin Xu (Mechanical Engineering Student). This week’s focus, as shown here, was on stress testing and a new way to secure the emptying box to the main structure.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 61 of Dean’s work. This weeks’ focus was further development of the lighting and views through the window of this 2nd perspective from the East wing and looking South.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 35th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design and render details. This week’s focus was benches, planters, and brick patterns for the front of the building, as shown here.
Aparna Tandon (Architect) additionally continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 20th week of work, focusing on further redesigns to the main entryway that added bike racks and improved circulation for this area.
One Community is facilitating global eco collaboratives 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 created an updated outside images of the City Center. To do this we finished adding structural support items, explored the best shadow options and point of view, and made sure it all matched our current render image so we can begin the next step of merging them.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 32nd week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was another round of light placement and light dispersion testing that allowed us to comfortably eliminate 1 light per bedroom in the whole 1st-floor of the Living Dome, as shown here.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued their work on the City Center structural engineering. This week’s focus was finishing the roof design, updating the columns in the basement to be concrete, and beginning to revise the related calculations.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) and Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued their work on the energy infrastructure for the City Center. What you see here are a couple photos from the weekly collaborative calls with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant and this week’s focus of researching rackmounted vs Tower UPSs and backup storage options.
Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) also continued his work helping with the Control Systems layout. This week’s focus was creating a spreadsheet to organize by zone and account for all the sensors, locks, cameras, and other details.
One Community is facilitating global eco collaboratives 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 created the first generation of Amazon Smile promotional graphics, which are now 90% complete except for a few additional edits and another needed theme to cover Valentines Day.
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