We did research on the 6 foundations of human fulfillment and used what we learned to create the best model we could for sustainable happiness. We’re open sourcing all the components so they can be replicated and improved upon. We’re designing this to build the first (One Community) as a teacher/demonstration hub for “The Highest Good of All.”
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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 June 16th, 2019 edition (#325) 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 HAPPINESS INTRO: @0:29
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @8:00
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:15
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:16
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @12:20
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @13:06
SUSTAINABLE HAPPINESS SUMMARY: @14:29
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One Community is supporting sustainable happiness 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 the core team rebuilt the whole Murphy bed changing area again in 3D and made a list of corrections, piece changes, numbering changes, and other instruction updates that were needed. You can see some of this work here.
Brianna Olsen (Sustainability Researcher) completed her 2nd week researching the most sustainable insulation options. This week she focused on digging deeper into the unique characteristics of each insulation product, ranking them from best to worst, and eliminating toxic choices. She also did more research into R-values to understand exactly what it is and why it may not be the best way to define an insulation’s efficiency.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) finished week #162 working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week he continued designing the South wall.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 55th week developing the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was beginning final revisions and updates for the Bed Frame section shown here.
One Community is supporting sustainable happiness 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 Tanya Griffin, Aubryanne Boyle, and Allie Marsh (Interior Designers from Lotus Design Pros) completed their 25th week helping with the Duplicable City Center interior design details. This week’s focus was updating some of the Social Dome loft furniture and finalizing the mezzanine, sunrise patio, and central pool-area furniture.
Yuqiao Zhang (Architectural Designer/Drafter) completed his 4th week helping finalize the City Center AutoCAD and SketchUp files. This week’s focus was researching proper window and sliding door products, updating the AutoCAD detailed drawings, remodeling the pool transition door in AutoCAD and Sketchup, and updating the furniture details in AutoCAD. You can see some of this work here.
Ron Huang (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 6th week working on the Energy Modeling for our LEED Platinum certification and City Center open source HVAC design tutorial. This week he researched the pool evaporation rate and calculated the thermobridges for our original wall design using THERM.
Elizabeth Kahn (Environmental Consultant) also completed her 17th week as a researcher. This week she continued researching the most sustainable faucet options by researching the sustainability goals, reports, initiatives, and affiliations and benchmarking the sustainability of all the major faucet-providing companies. You can see her work here.
And Zeyu Zhu (Mechanical Engineer) also completed his 4th week increasing the capacity and finalizing the rainwater catchment designs for the City Center. This week he created the initial zonal graphic for rain collection, calculated the areas for each zone, and created the 2nd-generation 2D design for the water collection system.
One Community is supporting sustainable happiness 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 with week 13 of our development of the open source lake and water-retention landscape design tutorial. This week we began building the webpage by creating the initial page graphics, social media imagery, and formatting shown here.
The core team also began organizing and writing the final content for the Goats page. What you see here is the editing and content organization happening on the behind-the-scenes Google Doc.
One Community is supporting sustainable happiness 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. We’ll report on the final two elements to be finished as we develop them.
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:
One Community is supporting sustainable happiness 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 working with Brian Gilb (Project Management Professional – PMP) fleshed out details for the Consensus and Groups of 200+ governance structure of One Community. We created the graphics shown here to explain how the consensus process will work with groups of 1700+ people.
Then Brian took this information and several hours of related discussions and created the first draft shown here of the Highest Good Network Software Charter. This charter outlines how the software will help manage the consensus process, the social architecture, materials and labor tracking, educational tracking and evolution, and more.
Jin Hua (Web Marketer and Graphic Designer) created new custom Adwords Campaign management reports and two tutorials for using them.
And Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) continued with his 33rd week as part of the marketing team by verifying our Google Ads and Google Analytics updates, using Data Studio to start generating reports, starting research for a new Donations campaign, and creating the new One Community Branding report. You can see some of this work here.
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