Sustainable change is positive change that can address the sustainability challenges of our generation with enough adaptability to address the sustainability challenges of future generations too. Open source, DIY, and modular solutions are foundations One Community is developing to support 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 December 31st, 2017 edition (#249) 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:
SUSTAINABLE CHANGE INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:57
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:10
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:11
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:42
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:15
SUSTAINABLE CHANGE SUMMARY: @12:15
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One Community is creating sustainable 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 core team continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). This week we began designing the fitness station (inspired by top right images here), and continued designing the outdoor Gym.
The core team also continued working on the Murphy bed instructions by adding new parts, materials, tools, page numbers, and other details. The collage shown here shares these most recent updates.
And the core team began adding our final design details to the Water Recycling Net Zero Bathroom Design page. This initial work included converting our GooglePresentation images to web images and formatting and editing the related text. You can see some of this work here.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 32nd week volunteering with our team. This week’s focus was further developing the Vermiculture toilet chamber designs by adding more support to the bottom of the container and developing a new method for securing it to the main chamber.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 94 of Dean’s work, this week’s focus was continued lighting and texture updates to produce this newest test renter of the central dining and stage area.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 10th week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he finished adding people and other aesthetic elements to this final render of the East Rooftop area. This image is now live on the site also.
Aparna Tandon(Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 42nd week of work, 3D modeling the central labyrinth area.
Mihaela “Michelle” Pinzaru (Interior Designer and Architectural Drafter) also completed her 2nd week taking over development of the Tree House Village (Pod 7) residential designs. This week she updated the roof and gutters, added coverings for the patios, designed a new common entryway, and started redesigning the central common space.
One Community is creating sustainable 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:
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering. What you see here are his updated calculations for the wind loads applied to the triangles that make up the domes themselves.
David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) completed his 7th week helping with the HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was researching LEED details for maximizing sustainability points related HVAC design. What you see here are are some of the initial results of this research.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 63rd week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was continuing the modeling of the mezzanine areas in the central area of the City Center, as shown here.
One Community is creating sustainable 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:
This week, the core team continued work on the formulas and data for the food calculations on the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages, adding additional micro-nutrient information to the food plan based on staple foods we can store in bulk, as you see here.
One Community is creating sustainable 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 continued adding to the education Evaluation and Evolution process open source pages and tutorials. This week we added additional content and resources to the Surpassing Education Standards page, as you can see here.
One Community is creating sustainable 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:
Aravind Vasudevan (BA Mechanical Engineering) continued working on the climate battery designs and research. This week’s focus was additional drawings to help the 3D team and calculations for the fans that will be needed for the climate batteries supporting the aquapini and walipini structures and Tropical Atrium.
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), and Priyanka Singh (Software Developer). This week the team fixed several database errors and completed development of the leaderboard rest service. They also implemented password hashing for security at-rest data and returning the token on user login.
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