One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit open sourcing sustainability hubs for all aspects of community and sustainable living. This includes open source and free-shared tools, tutorials and resources for food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. We see this as a path to a truly sustainable planet.
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 January 22nd, 2017 edition (#200) 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:
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HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:
OPEN SOURCING SUSTAINABILITY HUBS SUMMARY: @8:
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One Community is open sourcing sustainability hubs 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 last week the core team transferred all of the written content for the Sharing Lesson Plan to the website, as you see here. This lesson plan purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Sharing” is now 100% completely written on our website:
Behind the scenes, we completed 100% of the written part of the Caring and Kindness Lesson Plan.
We also completed the second 25% of the mindmap for the Cognition Lesson Plan, bringing it to 50% complete, which you see here:
One Community is open sourcing sustainability hubs 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 last week the core team added Dr. Matt Marturano’s food bar information to the Food Bars page (currently behind the scenes) and organized it into sections, bringing the page to approximately 15% complete:
One Community is open sourcing sustainability hubs 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 last week the core team created/revised several new icons for Highest Good housing:
And we tested various platforms for hosting the 7 villages online book. You can see some of this work and the related testing notes here:
In addition to this, the core team continued working on the renders for the Communal Eco-shower Structures that are part of the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week we updated the texture of the floor, adjusted the lighting, and added internal walls and appliances.
Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) also finished her 5th week helping create the standardized AutoCAD layers and line weights template and she started researching additional HVAC options for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) and Duplicable City Center. What you see here is a collage of her work on both of these areas:
Shilcy Augustine (Architect) started updating the layers and color details for the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2), as shown here.
And Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 52 of his work that continues focusing on lighting, texture and other aesthetic details inside the homes. In the video portion of the blog you can see the progression of a series of 72 test renders showing this development and wrapping up with his final 3 newest ones:
….and finishing with this final render of what this living space will look like:
Lighting complete, Dean then created this final perspective looking the other direction too.
Adding details to Dean’s previous work, Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) added people and nature elements to create this new final render of the Cob Village Center View Looking Northwest:
… and this Back View Looking Southeast:
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 28th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design details. This week’s focus was continued development of the furniture, plants, textures, and layer colors for the different scenes shown here:
One Community is open sourcing sustainability hubs 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, Jinxi Feng (Environmental Consultant) continued her research helping us create an in-depth laundry and dryer machine sustainability analysis. What you see here is her 18th week of behind-the-scenes work on this area of the project. This week’s focus was finalizing the data needed for the website and graphics creation and creating open source spreadsheets so others can duplicate this work too.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also developed this final version of the City Center root cellar where large-scale food storage will be maintained.
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. What you see here are the newest calculations for wind and snow loads.
Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued his work on the energy infrastructure for the City Center. This week’s work focus was beginning the development of a spreadsheet and tool outlined here for calculating battery and solar array size and cost comparisons for grid versus non-grid setups.
Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) also finished integrating last week’s basement and Dining Dome equipment updates for the Control and Automation systems layout, as shown here.
One Community is open sourcing sustainability hubs 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 continued exploration of this video effect that we’ll share on our website and in our new introduction video the locations of everyone who has volunteered with our organization.
Hannah Gibbs (Web Developer) also completed her 2nd week of helping develop the Taxes and Sustainable Community Building page. What you see here are the first round of images she’s created that will link to the tax codes for each state.
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) and Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) also completed another round of edits to Search Engine for the Highest Good education component and Highest Good housing villages. This included modifying existing links and adding new links to live search engines and sets of code developing behind the scenes, as seen here.
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