The One Community model for strategic sustainable village creation is open sourcing and free-sharing everything needed to build a global cooperative of sustainable teacher/demonstration hubs. These hubs will teach others how to build even more teacher/demonstration hubs while expanding their open-source sustainable 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 January 5th, 2020 edition (#354) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
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One Community is developing open source plans for strategic sustainable village creation 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 Oluyomi “Yomi” Sanyaolu (Technical Writer and Researcher) completed his 11th week with the team. This week Oluyomi continued with the trompe and ram pump implementation research. His focus was primarily on watching videos to develop a better understanding of how both devices work so he could devise a way to use them in conjunction with each other. YouTube was the most useful source of information (which is very limited) and you can see some screenshots here from this research.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) also continued helping with the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) 4-dome cluster designs. This week was week #175 of Dean’s work and the focus was adding the railings to the stairway access to the rooftop-patio and emergency-fire-exit windows to the loft areas. You can see some of this ongoing work here.
One Community is developing open source plans for strategic sustainable village creation 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 34th week developing and refining the Energy Modeling tutorial needed to achieve our LEED Platinum certification. This week Ron created a graphical zonal layout, collaborated to further revise and clarify details in the final report, and identified several areas needing updates to create an accurate and finalized final report and model. You can see some of this work here and the updates we identified as being needed have set up back a bit and we’d say we’re now about 85% complete with the City Center energy analysis component.
The core team also began using this work to create the Optimizing Energy Performance (1-18 Points) section of the Duplicable City Center Heating and Cooling page. This week we created the table of contents and related web outline as well as the sections covering Creating the Model for Analysis, Running the Analysis, Defining the Structure’s Spaces, Lighting, Occupancy, Plug Loads, and Reducing the Energy Needs for Ventilation. You can see most of this work here and we’d say this brings this section of the page to about 10% complete.
One Community is developing open source plans for strategic sustainable village creation 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 creating the chicken coop step-by-step building instruction on our behind-the-scenes google doc. This week’s focus was finishing building the frames for the walls and completing steps for building the roof. You can see some of this work here and we’d say we’re about 87% done.
And the core team finished edits, revisions, and formatting for the Sustainable Food Nutrition Calculations page.
Mohammad Almuzaial (Civil and Construction Engineer) also continued with his 7th week helping with the Aquapini/Walipini civil engineering details. This week Mohammad continued working on the new site design that addresses the issue of the gravity drainage to the central pool ending so low below grade. Changing the design this past week included topography points modification, slopes change, retrofiting the walkways around the pond and their slopes, remodeling the pond and reconnecting the pipes into the pond and testing various ADA walkway options that would connect to additional seating around the upper perimeter. You can see some of this work work-in-progress here and we’d say this brings this part of this component to 73% complete.
Ali Ghahremannezhad (Mechanical Engineer) also continued with his 5th week as a member of the team and working on the climate batteries for the Aquapini/Walipini structures. This week Ali worked on completing the study on typical Re numbers inside the climate battery pipes to determine the flow types. Seasonal temperature changes in different states and extreme conditions based on the minimum and maximum temperatures were considered. Ali also worked on developing a 2D model for CFD analysis of the aquapinis/walipinis and continued writing and revising the related content. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is developing open source plans for strategic sustainable village creation 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 62nd 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 fourth round of revisions and additions that included wall poster fixes, moving the background child, changing the focus of the foreground child, adding the central floor map toy, and other minor adjustments to shadows and other details.
Ziqian Zheng (Architectural Designer and Drafter) also continued with week 8 as a member of the team and now working on the the Ultimate Classroom. This week Ziqian continued development of the Ultimate Classroom by completing the first version walkthrough video and skylight design. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is developing open source plans for strategic sustainable village creation 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 created the initial setup of our Patreon account. We’ll be using this account to further build awareness of our project and raise ongoing funds for upgrading our website server and other related web expenses.
The core team also started fixing a Google/Mobile preview issue someone discovered and ended up spending over 7 hours improving our site speed and fixing other site errors, creating a cleaner favicon, and improving our page loading speed. As just one example, our Homepage loading speed dropped from 7.18 seconds to 2.59. You can see some of this work here.
Deema Ali (Graphic/Video Designer) also completed her 6th week designing new versions of the One Community Overview videos. This week Deema added a lens flare visual effect to the “that it works” text to make it stand out more, made the sequence at 1:19 longer so it’s more readable with still some room for the social media sequence, and created a new montage template with the labels to better visualize how the finished sequence will unfold. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
Last but not least, Alexandru-Claudiu Radulescu (Growth Hacker and fellow community builder) joined the team and researched platforms to extend our marketing reach and get funding, outlined our initial ideas for the Patreon tiers of rewards, and did an initial outline for a new 90-second promo clip we’ll be creating together. You can see some of this behind the scenes work here.
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