Creating a sustainable world is a path to helping all people, everywhere. The components of this sustainable world will spread faster if they move beyond just food, energy, and housing to also include recreation, education, Highest Good economics, and stewardship practices. One Community calls this living and creating for The Highest Good of All:
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
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 16th, 2015 edition (#125) 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 @1:56
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:12
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:18
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:14
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @10:39
One Community is focused on helping all people, everywhere 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:
Learn about the components: Education open source hub
Learn how the components work together: How to use the Education for Life Program
This last week the core team wrote the final 50% of the Planet Earth lesson plan behind the scenes, then added that content to the website, bringing the written part of this lesson plan to 100% complete on the site:
In addition, we wrote the first 50% of the content for the Quantity and Quality lesson plan behind the scenes.
We also created the first 50% of the mindmap for the Planet Earth lesson plan and added it to the web page. You can see that mindmap here:
One Community is focused on helping all people, everywhere 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:
We also researched and added additional recipes to the open source achochas hub, which you can see here. More recipes from our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan will be added to each of the individual hubs in the future.
Last but not least, we added three new delicious recipes from Sandra Sellani (Vegan Chef and author of What’s Your BQ?) to the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan – These recipes are: Quinoa Breakfast, Greek Salad in a Jar, and Field Roast Sausage and Latkes Poppers:
One Community is focused on helping all people, everywhere 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:
Learn about: Our Upcoming Crowdfunding Campaign
Learn about the different village models: 7 Sustainable Village Models
This last week the core team finished the final 35% of the open source camp setup specifics for the upcoming crowdfunding campaign. This included a final review of the document and adding FDA approved serving & food prep gloves, auger bits, rearranging the order of entities, adding tarps & sleeping pads, deleting a few items, and researching 4 different types of rope to determine the best choice for minimizing UV degradation. We are now 100% complete with this document.
Sayonara (a member of the Architecture and Planning Intern Team) updated the 3D model of the shower dome in the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) and the 3D model of a new roof for the cupola of the Duplicable City Center. She also brought the floor plans of the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2) to 90% completion:
Civil Engineering intern Matheus finished the last 20% of the LEED Tutorial document, so it is now 100% complete behind the scenes. He also gathered all the questions related to our projects that will help us understand how to achieve LEED v4 certification for each of the 7 villages as we build them.
Adolpho and Jorge from our Mechanical Engineering Intern Team brought the design for the vermiculture bathrooms in the Earthbag Village to 100% complete, and finished the report for their designs and calculations.
Fernando and Amauri, who are also both members of the Mechanical Engineering Intern Team, researched where to buy the materials they need so they can build a prototype of the shower heat exchanger. They also ran simulation on the heat exchanger using ABS pipes, and the results were the same as they were with PVC pipes.
Welma edited, reviewed, and changed the format of her tutorials on waterproofing and composting toilets. She also researched and contacted sellers of new aircrete mixers for further information.
Meanwhile, Samantha and Flávia, members of the Architecture and Planning Intern Team, worked on a process book and additional renders for the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5). Additionally, Samantha wrote DIALux tutorials and Flavia did the first draft of the recycled pallet bed frame for the units in the Duplicable City Center and designed the interior layout for the Cob Village (Pod 3).
Raquel and Diana, also members of the Architecture and Planning Intern Team, researched case studies to plan the exterior areas for the Earthship Village (Pod 6) and developed the layout of its common areas. They rearranged the floor plan to add more toilets and fire escapes.
Erika, Pedro, and Victor from the Architecture and Planning Intern Team improved their preliminary designs of the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) to include the best solar orientation during the Winter Solstice and began designing the village in Revit. They also updated the final lighting design reports for both the Duplicable City Center and the Earthbag Village.
Sarah, another member of the Architecture and Planning Intern Team, continued research for Tree House Village (Pod 7), and focused on finding sustainable, lightweight, high R-value insulation for the treehouse structures.
Gabriel finished new renders for the furniture inside the 3-dome clusters in the Earthbag Village, which include updated lighting and materials. He also created preliminary images for the Duplicable City Center’s pallet furniture.
Gilberto from the Graphic Design Intern Team, started to create 3D models for the kitchen dome. This will be added to our website in a format that user can interact with, with abilities to zoom in and out, and rotate the dome.
One Community is focused on helping all people, everywhere 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:
Learn about this building and it’s function: Duplicable City Center Open Source Hub
This week the core team began updating the Sketchup 3-D for the Duplicable City Center. This weeks’ focus was on the new elevator and stairwell placement and design plus the new cupola roof design. We’d say we’re about 10% complete with the 3-D update:
We also began working on the specifics of the rainwater catchment design for around the base of the domes. You can see this work here:
Civil Engineering intern Renata started the components list, cost analysis, and efficiency assessment for the windows and doors of the Duplicable City Center, including all the National Fenestration Rating Council values and the code requirements for Egress windows:
Ricardo Carrillo (Design Consultant and Principal of Acumen Industries) and the Structural Intern Team (Antonio, Gabriel, Beatriz, Fernando, Rodrigo, and Maurilio) completed the analysis of the influence wind has on all the domes, completed analyzing the internal structures for the three domes, and finalized the sizing for the secondary beams for the cupola-system:
Diogo, Izadora, Joao, Mateus, and Roberto from the Hydraulics Intern Team added an additional 60% to the cold and potable water layout, bringing that to 80% complete. They then worked on the fire protection sprinkler system and brought the 2D image of it to 60% completion and the 3D image to 80% completion. They also completed the designs for the plumbing components according to LEED V4 specification. And finally, they linked all their individual work together into one final, combined project.
And finally, Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) guided Fabio, Lucas de Souza, Lucas Tsutsui da Silva, Guilherme, Henrique, Tiago, and Israel of the Electrical Intern Team in another round of improvements to the layout for the control panel that makes the electrical devices in the Duplicable City Center automated, intelligent and energy efficient. They also worked on aligning the electrical in the City Center to commercial standards according to the 2014 National Electrical Code for U.S. requirements.
One Community is focused on helping all people, everywhere 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:
Read the Highest Good society overview: Highest Good Society
Learn about the model for fulfilled living and sharing: A Day in the Life
Learn about our open source community collaboration and management software: The Highest Good Network
This last week the core team continued the updating of our entire website to be mobile friendly. This week’s work included correcting the final 40+ pages of formatting errors. This brings us to 95% complete with only 115 old blogs to be updated.
Manuella, also part of the Graphic Design Intern Team worked with Carolina, a service design student, on correcting transcripts and storyboards for the videos they are creating for the Tree House Village. They also continued their work on the online presentation book for this village, and added updates to the village’s layout and structures.
Eduardo, another member of the Graphic Design Intern Team, created a storyboard for the One Community promotional video. He also created collages, synced the audio, revised, and finished the portion of our weekly video blog update that reports the work the interns complete.
Igor, Marco, Matheus, and Natalia of the Software Development Intern Team, continued working on updates to the Highest Good Network application and database, which included programming the report pages, defining the requirements of the badge systems, and completing the setup page:
And last but not least, Gustavo (Mobile Software Developer) continued work on the One Community iPhone app included bug fixes, finishing the QR scanner, and work on the comment feature which allows real time communication between collaborators:
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