Bird Friendly Buildings Now A Must In Some U.S. Cities and States

by steve on July 23, 2013

bird friendly glass

Ever had a bird fly into your window? If so, then you know the heart ache when the little thing doesn’t get up and fly away.

In the reflection of your house or condo’s windows, they see sky and trees but can’t make the distinction between reflection and reality.

Unfortunately, the problem is bigger than you’d think. Apparently, each year up to 1 billion birds in the U.S. die because of glass buildings.

And although ‘green buildings’ have been constructed out of glass in recent years to cut down on energy use, they’ve been the reason for scores of bird deaths.

Luckily, there are a growing number of U.S. cities and states altogether that are tackling this problem. Laws are being created to make buildings more ‘bird friendly’. The goal is to continue to build using glass, but create facades with ‘visual noise’ to deter birds.

Read this inspiring article from SustainabileBusiness.com to find out more about how the U.S. is creating bird friendly structures.

It even cites the case of a Canadian judge who charged a Toronto business whose glass building complex was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of migratory birds, including a threatened species. The company responded by installing special films on its windows.

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