No-waste communities are one way to reduce the global buildup of trash. Through community collaboration we can create and share more comprehensive and innovative purchasing strategies, reuse models, and recycling and disposal options. What we learn can then be open sourced and free-shared to help evolve and diversify the ideas into other environments too. Problem solving and sharing solutions like this is one component of what One Community is calling living and creating for “The Highest Good of 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 December 22nd, 2019 edition (#352) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is designing no-waste communities 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 began building the new Hydro Energy Setup and Maintenance page. We created the basic page structure, table of contents, and social media imagery and descriptions. You can see some of this work here.
This week Oluyomi “Yomi” Sanyaolu (Technical Writer and Researcher) completed his 9th week with the team, continuing cost analysis of the external Earthbag Village components. This week Yomi edited the wind and hydro power chapters by including more products for comparisons and to achieve more accurate estimations for price per kW. He also added the recommendations for different sized applications for both wind and hydro turbines. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) also continued helping with the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) 4-dome cluster designs. This week was week #173 of Dean’s work and the focus was continuing to test and develop the rooftop-patio stairway access. You can see some of this ongoing work here.
One Community is designing no-waste communities 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 working with Ron Huang (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 32nd week developing and refining the Energy Modeling tutorial needed to achieve our LEED Platinum certification. This week Ron added space definitions, include plug loads and occupancy graphics, and continued working together with the core team to refine and clarify the content. You can see some of this work here and we’d say this brings completion of the City Center energy analysis component to 90% complete.
One Community is designing no-waste communities 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 our behind-the-scenes chicken Google Doc for the specific chicken breeds that will be best for our project. We cleaned up our the doc by deleting all the individual tables for each breed, summarized them in a few sentences, and worked on revising the rest of the content too. We identified our top 9 videos that will be broken down into time frames regarding the chicken coop and run construction. You can see some of these developments here.
And the core team finalized the rabbit hutch assembly instructions by doing a final review and edit, creating new imagery, creating the imagery that will be used to share it on the website, and creating the open source directory.
In addition, the core team continued developing the open source permaculture design content, specifically the Case Study section. This week we added content and further revised Step 1 (Assess Resources and Identify Needs) and added a new Step 0 about familiarizing yourself with the roots of the permaculture process. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
Mohammad Almuzaial (Civil and Construction Engineer) also continued with his 5th week helping with the Aquapini/Walipini civil engineering details. This week Mohammad input actual land coordination to obtain actual climate data to perform thermal analysis, adjusted the structures cool-air inlet heights, and finished all 4 structures’ exterior shells including: Walls, Roofs, Floors, Doors, Skylights, and Exterior Glazing. He also started modeling the interior of the botanical gardens and completed the large-scale production aquapini interior terrace levels & planter soil retaining walls and interior water storage walls & levels. You can see some of this work here and we’d say this brings this part of this component to 65% complete.
Ali Ghahremannezhad (Mechanical Engineer) also continued with his 3rd week as a member of the team and working on the climate batteries for the Aquapini/Walipini structures. This week Ali worked on improving the previous transient thermal 1D model. A new dehumidification model was also added to the current model. This new model accounts for the relative humidity and humidity ratio of the air at the inlet and outlet of the climate battery, and determines the rate of condensed water inside the pipes. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is designing no-waste communities 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 60th week helping with render additions and finishing work for the rooms in the the Ultimate Classroom. This week he continued revisions and additions to the indigo room representing “Social Sciences.” What you see here are his second round of revisions and additions to this room.
Ziqian Zheng (Architectural Designer and Drafter) also continued with week 6 as a member of the team now working on the the Ultimate Classroom. This week Ziqian continued development of the Ultimate Classroom by completing the floor plan in AutoCAD and beginning rendering for a video walkthrough.
One Community is designing no-waste communities 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 Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) continued work on our volunteer and donation campaigns. This week he started creating the keyword list for the Earthbag Engineering Page. You can see some of this work here.
Deema Ali (Graphic/Video Designer) also completed her 5th week designing new versions of the One Community Overview videos. This week Deema continued to tweak and revise the main One Community Overview video. She created a new composite and added new clips and new transitions. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
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