American Bird Conservancy report on window collisions

Sheppard, C. 2011. Bird-Friendly Building Design. American Bird Conservancy, The Plains, VA, 58p

The ABC has just released a report that really focuses on architectural and materials solutions to reducing window collisions. For more information, check here.

BirdFriendlyBuildingDesign

Is bird-safe glass on the way?

An astute reader directed my attention to an 8/28 article by Anne Eisenberg in the New York Times online Business Day section. The article describes the use of a new glass product developed in Germany, Ornilux, that holds promise for reducing window collisions because it is visible as a barrier to birds – its visible pattering, however, is largely invisible to humans, so the product could become popular for sustainable designs of homes and businesses.