Open Eco Center Network
continues from Open Eco Center
We will work worldwide with collaborative teams to encourage the formation of a network of learning & training Eco Centers that are self funding or profitable enterprises – according to the purpose of the owners. These independent Eco Centers may have various orientations that maximize the returns to the special knowledge and interests of the owners. For example, Eco Centers may incorporate fitness and recreational facilities that include spa, health and nutrition, stress reduction and personal and professional development programs. They may include conference and workshop space with flexible use of space to serve many activities that will produce income and profits and which are adapted to the local conditions and business opportunities.
The Sola Roof Wiki will provide a networking space to enable our Open Source Community to collaborate with the Eco Centers across a global through the Open Eco Center Network or "OEC Net". Distance learning, e-conferences, North-South collaborations, project websites and webcams, webcasts and virtual tours, discussion forums and a community website with dynamic content to which everyone can contribute by means of our Sola Roof Wiki. This collective effort will accelerate our work through the learning curve stages and permit the rapid diffusion of our methods and systems. This OEC Net will include certified professional representatives as well as qualified volunteer enthusiasts who have the capacity to provide technical support and guidance to a multitude of projects and studies that are designed to test, prove and demonstrate that our methods are superior to conventional building construction and solar climate control methods (in each particular application and climate). This methodology will facilitate a large number of third party sponsored projects that will directly fund the development and construction of Demonstration Projects (Demo Projects?) and which may result in subsequent Social Enterprise Investment?.
The Open Eco Center Network will rapidly prove that the Sola Roof building system can deliver value for money that cannot be matched by any other methods of building construction. Home owners, as soon as they are aware of the difference between a conventional residential investment and a Sola Roof investment, will universally opt for buying the Sola Roof home or residential project. Together, we will be capable of developing an Eco Living lifestyle that has all the advantages of modern living without the drawbacks.
Furthermore, the Open Eco Center Network will facilitate our community of Net Workers? to become owners of Sola Roof homes and communities. We will get involved with community managers and planners, social workers and teachers to offer hands on training that will help these key people to move ahead on sustainable development agendas and enlist their active participation in our community. OEC Net will support Non Profit projects, and NGOs?; including collaboration with Habitat For Humanity? and the development of emergency relief Eco Villages that can be rapidly deployed, to not only provide shelter, but to deliver comfort, energy, food, and water resources to dislocated communities.
The initiatives described above are intended to mobilize a Grass Roots movement to adopt the Sola Roof building systems by persons that become convinced that a personal change in lifestyle is urgently needed and is the best way to secure a better future for themselves, their children and future generations. It is critical that OEC Net will demonstrate convincingly that such an investment is financially attractive and will produce an improved standard of living for all. As more and more people have encounters with Sola Roof projects in commercial, recreational, tourism developments or by visiting Eco Centers and independent projects by our Pioneering members, or perhaps discover and learn about Eco Living through the Internet and other media – then a very large demand for this lifestyle will develop. With this goal achieved it then is very important that we can respond to this broad based demand for Eco Living products.