If creating a sustainable planet is the goal, it is essential to understand the science of sustainable ecology from a perspective focused on people’s place within it. This is essential if humanity is to step into the role of conscientious stewards and change the unsustainable course we are currently on. We are capable of sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, economic design, social architecture and so much more. One Community thinks now is the time and open source and free-shared approaches to all these areas is the path.
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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 29, 2017 edition (#240) 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:
THE SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABLE ECOLOGY INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:59
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @10:15
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @12:08
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @12:40
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @13:13
THE SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABLE ECOLOGY SUMMARY: @14:04
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One Community is developing the science of sustainable ecology 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’s focus was working on the obstacle course. We reset the order of obstacles, designed and added 4 new obstacles, added a course path with START and FINISH signs, and added benches.
And the core team created and updated the remaining complete Tree House Village images throughout the site.
The core team also finished the complete Straw Bale Village Materials and Cost Analysis page. You can see pictures of this work here and access the complete page on the site.
Jagannathan Shankar Mahadevan (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 7th week and finished his work on the Straw Bale Village Materials and Cost Analysis content. What you see here are some of the final spreadsheets and charts now open sourced on the newly finished page on the website.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 87 of Dean’s work, continuing to test and develop the textures and lighting from the skylights and windows for the central dining, presentation hall, and adjacent kitchen areas.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 61st week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was this final render of the Waiting Area and this final render of the Rooftop View Looking East. These images have also been added to the site.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 4th week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he finished adding people and additional aesthetics to this final render of the ADA Handicap-compliant Room looking South.
Aparna Tandon (Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 36th week of work, focusing on the final presentation shown here and live on the site for the Zone 7, the Northwest Relaxation Space with Seasonal Ponds.
One Community is developing the science of sustainable ecology 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 updated the floor plan images on the Duplicable City Center main hub, which you can see here.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering tutorial. What you see here is his 5th week of writing content. This week’s content focus was finishing the wind load details, as seen here.
Falgun Patel (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 9th week continuing to review, run calculations, and update the specifics of the remote-energy setup plan for the Highest Good energy page. As part of this, he also completed a week of researching the City Center HVAC Systems and drafted an initial proposal.
Oruba Rabie (Ph.D, PE, and Civil Engineer) also continued working on the City Center structural engineering AutoCAD and SAP2000 models corrections. This week she finished corrections for the Living and Social domes in SAP2000 and provided the needed corrections shown here for AutoCAD.
Aravind Vasudevan (Mechanical Engineer) continued his calculations and research for climate battery component of the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. This week’s focus was final corrections and updates to the sizing spreadsheets so we can use them for sizing climate batteries for the food structures.
Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 20th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was continuing the process of reorganizing and simplifying the window and door plan while updating the main floor plan with the new standardize window and door selections.
One Community is developing the science of sustainable ecology 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 added more data for 20 countries’ nutrition guidelines to the resources chart for our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan and Sustainable Food Nutrition Calculations page, as you see here.
One Community is developing the science of sustainable ecology 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 Assessment Format open source page and tutorial. We finished the Explanation of Key Roles and Terminology and the Format Steps and Process Summary portions this week, as shown here.
One Community is developing the science of sustainable ecology 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 updated our Welcome to the Team page and Collaborative Google Doc template to better share for new members of the team our updated volunteer expectations and procedures.
We also updated our site header to include a new Search Dropdown with links to all the key search engines and created a new Search One Community page to make navigating the site easier.
And the core team created 2 new rounds of search icons and added them to the Search One Community page. You can see the final icons here.
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