One Community is creating systems for eco-change that combine sustainable and open source and free-shared approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. We call this living and creating 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 October 15, 2017 edition (#238) 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:
SYSTEMS FOR ECO-CHANGE INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @5:43
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:46
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:16
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:50
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:18
SYSTEMS FOR ECO-CHANGE SUMMARY: @12:26
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One Community is creating systems for Eco-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:
This last week the core team continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). This week’s focus was continued research and design updates to include outdoor games made with recycled items like marked stones, cans, bottles, and recycled-tire mulch.
The core team also continued working on the complete Tree House Village (Pod 7) render. This week’s focus was creating 3 options for the webpage header, and the final render of the complete village, all of which you can see here:
And, the core team continued working on the Murphy bed instructions. Here you see the printed assembly instructions with design questions and notes.
Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.) continued researching the filtration options for the Communal Eco-shower greywater. This week’s focus was finalizing the design outline, which you can see here.
Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) completed his 11th week with us doing research and running calculations for the Earthbag Village. This week’s focus was editing and adding more details to these drawing and doing research on rubble foundations.
Jagannathan Shankar Mahadevan (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 5th week working on the Straw Bale Village cost analysis. What you see here is the developing writeup summary discussing the details, sustainability savings, and final estimate. We’d say we’re now about 90% complete with the full cost analysis for this village.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 85 of Dean’s work, continuing to test and develop the textures and lighting from the skylights and windows for the central dining and presentation hall.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 59th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was these two final renders of the 2nd-Floor Event and Meeting Space looking SW and this one of the East-wing classroom spaces that are also purposed for and usable for yoga, tai chi, or other health and wellness classes.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 2nd week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he finished adding people and additional aesthetics to the two kitchen renders you see here and live on the site.
Samantha Robinson (Graphic Designer) completed her 11th week working on the interior design for the living structure of the Tree House Village (Pod 7). This week’s focus, as shown here, was creating top parts for the blinds downstairs and upstairs, recoloring the tree shelf, lamp, drawer, and doorknob details, and sculpting and painting the twin bed parts.
One Community is creating systems for Eco-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:
Falgun Patel (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 7th week continuing to review, run calculations, and update the specifics of the remote-energy setup plan so we can update the Highest Good energy page. This week’s focus, as shown here, was the calculations and narrative for the 20-50 and 50-100 waves of volunteers.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 54th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was finalizing the lighting options for the Dining Dome kitchen, which you can see here in this collage that we’ve also added to the website.
Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also finished his work on the basement details for the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. What you see here are some examples of Vamsi’s final work editing, updating graphics so they have matching scales, and presenting his final recommendation for insulating the City Center basement.
Oruba Rabie (Ph.D, PE, and Civil Engineer) and Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) also continued working on the City Center structural engineering details. What you see here are some screenshots of their process continuing to find and correct errors and discrepancies between the AutoCAD and SAP2000 models.
One Community is creating systems for Eco-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 researching and organizing, and made this chart and these images of the recently found resources for our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan and Sustainable Food Nutrition Calculations page, as you see here.
One Community is creating systems for Eco-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 building the education Assessment Format open source page and tutorial. This week we added details to the Helpful Evaluation Tips and Tools section, as shown here.
One Community is creating systems for Eco-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 week the core team added new non-profit tax requirement specifics to the open source Non-profit Portal, you can see some of this work here.
Oz Czerski (Lawyer Specializing in Trademark and Copyright Law) also helped us write a new tutorial for changing your official information in relation to Trademarks. You can see this new content in the FAQ section of the Trademarks page.
Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) and Priti Kothari (Information Technology Enthusiast) also continued their work developing the Highest Good Network software. This week’s focus was fixing issues with connecting to the database, which you can see here, and completing tutorials on Node and Express js.
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