Southern Yellow Pine: Sustainability and Applications

Southern Yellow Pine: Sustainability and Applications

This course will better inform the designer about southern yellow pine, best practices when utilizing it in your designs and the sustainability of the material. This course also compares and contrasts the differences between southern yellow pine and conventional choices. Through a discussion on life cycle analysis, you will have a better understanding of what makes this a sustainable building product choice.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Describe SYP's impact on building structures historically, today, and in the future
  2. Define the sustainable attributes of southern yellow pine
  3. Examine SYP sequesters carbon as it grows and creates oxygen
  4. Observe SYP farmers and their current planting process
  5. Compare the life cycle assessment with other building materials
Available Regions: 
Southeastern US
Design Category: 
(06) Wood, Plastics and Composites
AIA Course Number: 
icx06d