Design Frameworks for our Feathered Friends

By |January 14th, 2013|Categories: Bird Friendly, Design|

Annually, up to 1 billion birds die in North America by flying into windows and glass walls.  Guided partly by constellations, they are attracted to lights left on at night in our buildings.  Unable to understand reflections or recognize that glass is a barrier, they fatally crash into windows or glass buildings. In the past few years, many cities such as Toronto, Chicago, and Portland have taken innovative steps in developing bird design standards for the construction and renovation of new buildings.  In addition, similar credits have been incorporated into the LEED® Rating System. These design guidelines place responsibility on the architect of a project to prevent bird fatalities through his design and material specification.   They also provide tips and tools for designing projects that [...]

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