Solutioneering world change requires mainstream involvement if global change is actually going to happen. Open sourcing and free-sharing solutions for all aspects of sustainable living is one way to accomplish this.
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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 April 16th, 2017 edition (#212) 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: @2:00
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:19
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:45
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:43
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:03
One Community is solutioneering world change 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 working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.) continued with our 6th week of collaborative calls developing the Evaluation and Evolution component of the Highest Good education program. What you see here is the 2nd behind-the-scenes draft of our proposed evaluation process.
We also continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Nature Lesson Plan and the Opposites Lesson Plan. This brings us to 9 of 52 finished, which is 17% completion.
One Community is solutioneering world change 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:
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS
One Community is solutioneering world change 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 complete Cob Village (Pod 3):
And the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5), as seen here:
We also continued working on the detailed Earthbag Village furniture construction instructions for the Murphy Beds. Here are some of the different concept layouts we created and explored this week.
Also related to the Earthbag Village, we created this cutaway view of the Murphy bed inside one of the domes. To create this we added lights, items for the closet, side tables, and stools inside the dome.
Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 10th week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s focus was adding in all the piping specifics for connecting and servicing or replacing the rainwater storage barrels, as shown here:
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 10th week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was researching our water needs and creating the first version of our water reservoir under the Tropical Atrium.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 64 of Dean’s work. This week’s focus was continued work on the cutaway views of the Southeast wing looking North, as you can see here:
Last but not least, Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) began helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders and layouts with some initial color changes, a new AutoCAD export, and background testing, as shown here:
One Community is solutioneering world change 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:
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 34th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was 2nd-generation lighting analysis and placement for the two public bathrooms in the Social Dome.
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. This week’s focus was exploring a new do-it-yourself design for the center point of all the dome geometry. You can see the first iteration here.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) and Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued their work on the energy infrastructure for the City Center. What you see here are a couple photos from the weekly collaborative calls with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant and this week’s focus of researching and choosing the inverter, one of the key wire run options, and details for grid connection.
Renan Dantas, Mechanical Engineer continued with his 14th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was adding furniture details to the sunrise patio and more cleanup and double checking of all the equipment details for the kitchen.
Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) also finished his work helping with the Control Systems layout. Here you can see the finished spreadsheet organized by zone to account for all the sensors, locks, cameras, and other details.
And Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) finished her 15th week with the team. This week’s focus was more load calculations and projections for the City Center heating and air conditioning infrastructure. We’d say we are about 80% complete with these calculations now.
One Community is solutioneering world change 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 last week Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) completed her 2nd week of work on the The Highest Good Network. Her focus this week was beginning development of the tasks page and structure for everything linked to from the dashboard.
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) also continued with his 24th week developing the new Search Engines for our site. This week’s work was adding all the alternative education icons to the Highest Good education search engine and another round of revisions to the Straw Bale Village search engine. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
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