The path to global sustainability is clearest and most effective if it includes involvement of as many people and groups as possible. One Community is supporting this through open source and free-shared solutions covering all aspects of sustainable living. They are do-it-yourself replicable, modular, and part of what we call 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 February 11th, 2018 edition (#255) 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 HOUSING: @5:57
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:03
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @9:41
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:14
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @10:44
One Community is creating a path to global sustainability 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 also continued working on the Murphy bed instructions. This week we we updated page 4.1.0 with new pictures, updated the materials page with screws, sanding discs and nails, and added sockets to the tool page and removed the pneumatic nailer. We also created page 7.1.3 and updated page 7.1.2 to show the L-brackets.
Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) working on the open source Earthbag Village designs, created version 1.0 of the spreadsheets you see here for running engineering calculations for our earthbag structures.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 100 of Dean’s work, continuing the process of test rendering the final central dining hall perspective you see here.
Also helping with the Cob Village designs, Patrick Lübben (Founder of the Gables Green Homes Project) created these equipment lists for the four maker’s spaces for this village.
Aparna Tandon (Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 44th week of work that created this initial presentation for zones 14, 15, and 16.
And Jagannathan Shankar Mahadevan (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 14th week volunteering. This week’s focus was finishing the initial cost analysis for the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). You can see some of this work and the related calculations here.
One Community is creating a path to global sustainability 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:
The core team finished the final 10% of the LEED lighting tutorial details for the lighting design of the City Center and all other One Community structures. This week we added additional formatting, images, and finished the case study section that explains how we’re applying all the LEED suggestions in the City Center.
Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 22nd week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was continued updating the door and window plans, updating the Master Plan shown here to include correct window and door labels and updated locations.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering. What you see here are his final updated calculations and tutorial content for the live and dead loads.
And Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) also continued her work on the concrete foundation design and tutorial details for the Duplicable City Center. What you see here is some of her latest work developing the retaining wall section of the tutorial.
Satish Ravindran (Senior Mechanical and Industrial Engineer) also completed his 6th week helping with the LEED lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was double checking and finishing updated references, zone designations, and lumen and wattage calculations for the spreadsheet for the entire City Center, as shown here.
One Community is creating a path to global sustainability 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 work on the food calculations on the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages, and created 3 more days of recipes and food intake for a 130 pound female, as you see here.
One Community is creating a path to global sustainability 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 continued researching images to add to the education Evaluation and Evolution process open source pages and tutorials. We found 11 more images for the pages, as you can see here.
One Community is creating a path to global sustainability 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:
The Highest Good Network software team consists of Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer), Priti Kothari (Information Technology Enthusiast), Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager), Priyanka Singh (Software Developer), and Asha Tadimari (Software Engineer). This week the team implemented an access token timeout in the frontend and middle tiers, changed the labor units from seconds to hours for leaderboard data, and resolved several errors in the User Interface and User Management page.
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