Tuesday, June 23, 2015

From the Fabricator: Birds and Glass

"There are many ways I can go with this story, but I’ll just say this: There are options for bird-friendly glazing. And it’s time for the focus to go from the glass being an issue to the glass being a solution. The owner/architect needs to be on some of the hooks here. The materials are there, and the designer needs to take into account bird migration paths and design accordingly. While you’ll see in the linked article that glass is listed as the bad guy, I sincerely hope that we as an industry can stand up and note that it simply shouldn’t be all on us."


Duke ‘green’ building blamed for bird deaths

One of the first Duke University buildings to be certified as “green” appears to be causing more bird deaths than any other building on campus.  The Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences caused 85 bird deaths during three 21-day surveys during the peak migration period spanning 2014-15."

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/article24691264.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here:  http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/article24691264.html