Guardian Glass North America now offers Guardian Bird1st™ Etch glass in four distinct bird-friendly patterns for exterior building applications.
Guardian Bird1st™ Etch glass joins Guardian Glass’ family of bird-friendly products to give architects additional options to achieve their desired design aesthetic and glass performance while reducing the likelihood of bird collisions with windows.
Four products give architects flexibility while protecting birds
“Guardian Bird1st™ Etch glass gives architects greater flexibility to select the best coated glass for their project,” explains Chris Dolan, Director, Commercial Segment and Technical Services, Guardian Glass North America. “By pairing a Bird1st Etch pattern on surface 1 and a Guardian SunGuard® low-E coating on surface 2 of an insulating glass unit, the project can achieve desired energy performance while meeting bird-friendly standards.”
Available in four different patterns on translucent glass, Guardian Bird1st™ Etch glass products include Threat Factor scores1 to quantify collision-avoidance effectiveness.
These products are available on Guardian UltraClear® low-iron glass and standard clear glass and can be paired with Guardian SunGuard® SuperNeutral® 68, SNX 62/27 and SNX 51/23 coatings on the same lite of glass, as part of an insulating glass unit. The glass can be heat-treated and used with laminated glass for safety and other benefits. Guardian Bird1st™ Etch glass is currently available in 96”x130” size on 6mm thick float glass through the Guardian Select® Fabricator network.
For more information on Guardian Bird1st™ Etch glass, visit GuardianGlass.com/Bird1st.
1 Threat Factor scores indicate the percent of times in which birds will not avoid collision.