Replicable Highest Good sustainability is sustainable design specifically created with the intent for replication and positive benefit for all people and life on this planet. One Community sees this as a worthwhile goal and is creating open source and free-shared designs in support of this. These designs cover sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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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 July 2nd, 2017 edition (#223) 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: @8:01
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @10:37
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:45
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @12:35
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @13:29
One Community is promoting replicable Highest Good 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:
And the core team continued building the Sketchup 3D version of the Net-zero bathroom for the Earthbag Village. This last week we updated the roof support structure, changed the roof from six to eight panels, and made updates to the height of all the inside building walls.
Working with Ashwin Patil (Web Developer), we also finished final review and updates to the search engines for villages 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 that are already live on the site, plus Ashwin added the final missing icons to the Education search engine that is also already live on the site.
Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 20th week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s focus was adding additional details and imagery to the presentation. You can see some of this new work here and we’d say we’re about 80% done with the presentation now.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 17th week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was another round of updates and revisions to the water storage layouts, as shown here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 75 of Dean’s work, this week’s focus was textures, lighting, and column and stairway details.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 47th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was continuing to add pergolas to the layout, as shown here.
Aparna Tandon (Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 29th week of work, focusing on more development of the East and West zones as well as the North outdoor dining area.
And Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. What you see here are initial renders of the Game Room structure and beginning to layout and test render multiple buildings.
One Community is promoting replicable Highest Good 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:
This week, the core team continued work on the DIY Pipe Furniture tutorial page. This week we created seven new images for the Diagrams section, and we created a collage for the Instructions section. The team also created the File Downloads image and worked on adding text to all of the sections.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 39th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was continued lighting testing within the Social Dome, as shown here.
Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) also finished his final round of image additions and references research for the wind power tutorials developing behind the scenes. You can see some pictures of this work here.
One Community is promoting replicable Highest Good 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 did the calculations and created images for the storage details for two bulk goods sections on the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan page. We did one section for grains and one for dried fruits, and added the images to the page as you see here:
We also put another 10 hours into the crowdfunding campaign we are developing. This week’s focus was on the hexayurt framing materials, watershield, coated torque screws, tarp and deck blocks for the Transition Kitchen structure. We also researched the joist hangars, tarps, and LED string lights.
One Community is promoting replicable Highest Good 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 the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Community Lesson Plan and the Cooperation and Collaboration Lesson Plan. This brings us to 32 of 52 finished, which is 61.5% completion.
And we began the research and content creation for the open source school licensing and accreditation tutorial, as shown in this collage of the work happening behind the scenes.
One Community is promoting replicable Highest Good 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:
This week Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) implemented the post functionality and resolved a diversity of related errors for the Highest Good Network software we’re developing. You can see some of the behind the scenes work on this here:
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