UBC OKANAGAN WHOLE SYSTEMS INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN
The UBC Okanagan Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan (WSIP) is an implementation framework of the UBC Okanagan Campus Plan.
The WSIP defines and supports a long-term vision for creating a sustainable campus using a whole systems approach. It incorporates environmental, economic and social sustainability outcomes to achieve a net positive impact on the wellbeing of the campus community and ecology.
The WSIP provides an implementation framework for how this will be achieved, including recommendations for the design guidelines and performance goals that have been used to develop UBCO Design Guidelines – Green Buildings to guide the design of all facilities on campus.
Full copies of the Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan Summary and Part 1, along with individual PDFs of Part 1 and Part 2’s chapters, are available below:
- Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan, Summary
- Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan, Part 1
- Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan, Part 2
Plan Development Process
The emergent Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan is a technical implementation plan arising from the Campus Plan (2015).
2050 Whole Systems Goals for UBC Okanagan campus were established through the development of the Okanagan Campus Plan (2015). The goals are intended to guide the next phase of the campus’ physical planning and design in a sustainable manner, supported by the implementation of the Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan (2016).
The Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan’s (WSIP) implementation addresses energy demand and supply, carbon emissions, water demand and supply, rain water management, landscape development, campus ecology, biodiversity and engagement.
What is Whole Systems Thinking?
Whole systems thinking is a method to understand how things (elements and systems) are related, and how they influence one another within a whole.