Save birds’ lives, without sacrificing sustainability, solar control or aesthetics.
While glass is widely acknowledged as one of the most economic, versatile and beautiful building materials, millions of birds are killed each year flying into glass windows, curtainwalls and facades. This has led to a surge in legislation for bird-safe building materials in the U.S. and around the world, including the Bird-Safe Buildings Act, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 1 and will soon be introduced in the U.S. Senate.
Are you supporting sustainable, bird-safe design in your glass specifications?
Walker Glass and Vitro Glass have joined forces to create the first generation of low-e coated acid-etched bird safe glass. This innovation brings the best of both worlds together and will help architects and building owners achieve their environmental goals and earn LEED credits, while meeting solar performance targets.
The AviProtek® E bird friendly glass solution combines acid-etched visual markers on the 1st surface with Vitro’s Solarban® high performance low-e on the 2nd surface, creating the most effective bird friendly glazing solution while saving energy at the same time!
- 77 percent of the time, birds will avoid collision, which surpasses the recognized industry standard of 70 percent
- 64 percent Visible Light Transmittance (VLT)
- 27 Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)
With AviProtek® E, it is now possible to conserve energy and save millions of birds each year.
To learn more visit their website: http://www.walkerglass.com/products/bird-friendly-glass-solution/
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