A whole-systems approach to sustainability hubs that are also open source can provide a pathway to sustainable and better living for everyone.
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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 April 9th, 2017 edition (#211) 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:
WHOLE-SYSTEMS APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY HUBS INTRO: @1:03
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @1:59
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:36
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:22
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:50
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:40
WHOLE-SYSTEMS APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY HUBS SUMMARY: @8:00
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One Community is creating a whole systems approach to sustainability hubs 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 working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.) continued with our 5th week of collaborative calls developing the Evaluation and Evolution component of the Highest Good education program. What you see here is the first behind-the-scenes draft of our proposed evaluation process.
The core team also completed the first 25% of the mindmap for the Form Lesson Plan, as you can see here. We added the theme images to the website for this lesson plan as well.
We also continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Matter and Materials Lesson Plan and the Movement and Development Lesson Plan. This brings us to 7 of 52 finished, which is 13% completion.
And the core team continued creation of the renders for The Ultimate Classroom, adding views outside the windows and educational-subject specific items to the red (Health/Nutrition) room, orange (English) room, yellow (Math) room, and green (Science) room, as shown here.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also continued adding people and elements from the Learning Tools and Toys research we’ve done to create these two final renders of the green and orange rooms from The Ultimate Classroom:
One Community is creating a whole systems approach to sustainability hubs 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 images and content for the Food Bars page, as you see here, bringing the page to ~22% completion.
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) also continued with his 23rd week developing the new Search Engines for our site. This week’s work was integration of the 4th major round of revisions and edits to the Highest Good Food search engine. The search engine is also now live and available on the Highest Good food page.
One Community is creating a whole systems approach to sustainability hubs 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 started updating the AutoCAD file for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) 3-dome clusters to the new standardized format, as shown here. We’d say we’re about 80% complete with this work.
We also made text and formatting updates to the Earthbag Village book pages 20 to 25, creating a new One-Acre Footprint image for page 22, and started working the the detailed Earthbag Village furniture construction instructions for the Murphy Beds.
Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 9th week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s focus was adding a doorway and changing the ladder, determining the pumps for sinks, and further researching the vacuum toilets to identify that pumps won’t be needed for the toilets.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 9th week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was researching the water storage reservoir for beneath the Tropical Atrium. You can see some of the results of this research here.
Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) and Lin Xu (Mechanical Engineering Student) also continued with their 14th week of work on the Vermiculture Bathroom development. This week’s focus, as shown here, was researching alternative gravity-assisted ways to make the dumping process easier.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 63 of Dean’s work. This weeks’ focus was working on the loft and cutaway views of the Southeast wing looking North, as you can see here:
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 37th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design and render details. This week’s focus was more updates to the brick patterns and test rendering a room, and two perspectives for the rooftop patio area.
Aparna Tandon (Architect) additionally continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 20th week of work, focusing on integrating new ideas (from a recent trip to Tokyo) into the central area shown here.
One Community is creating a whole systems approach to sustainability hubs 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 created a new outside render of the City Center sundeck.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) and Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued their work on the energy infrastructure for the City Center. What you see here are a couple photos from the weekly collaborative calls with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant and this week’s focus of researching switches, beginning to outline the electrical details for the complete structure, and more work on the micro-grid tutorial.
And Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) also finished her 14th week with the team. This week’s focus was continuing with the City Center heating and air conditioning details including calculations revisions, researching possible HVAC systems, and discussing humidity and temperature specifics for the root cellar.
One Community is creating a whole systems approach to sustainability hubs 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:
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