The Future of Bird-Friendly Glass is Clear...

Researchers estimate that hundreds of millions of birds are killed each year in North America due to collisions with glass on human-built structures, making bird collisions one of the most significant causes of avian mortality globally.

What birds seeIt is the reflective and transparent characteristics of glass that create the danger for birds, as they do not recognize it as a barrier. They fly to sky and vegetation reflected by or on the other side of a window or railing and collide fatally with the glass. To prevent these collisions, glass must somehow be made visible to birds.

With the understanding that birds are able to see light in the ultraviolet spectrum, bird-friendly glass innovator, ARNOLD GLAS developed ORNILUX Bird Protection Glass. The glass has a patterned, UV reflective coating making it visible to birds while remaining virtually transparent to the human eye.

ORNILUX: The transparent solution

A proven bird-friendly glazing treatment, ORNILUX is tested in cooperation with American Bird Conservancy. The glass has demonstrated to be an effective solution to mitigate bird collisions, especially in areas where transparency is a top priority.

ORNILUX, the leading multi-functional clear glass solution for bird collisions is available as laminated glass or insulated units paired with Arnold Glas low-E or solar control coatings, thus providing energy efficiency and bird protection.

ORNILUX offers a unique and innovative bird-friendly glass solution—maintaining the aesthetic transparency of glass while creating visual markers alerting birds to its presence.

Tune in for a look at how ORNILUX Bird Protection Glass is made on Business Insider Today's story about window collisions and bird friendly glass solutions.

ORNILUX meets bird-friendly glazing  requirements as defined by LEED Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence, American Bird Conservancy’s Bird Friendly Building Design Guidelines, and regulations defined by San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Toronto and other cities. It conforms to the recommended 2x4 Rule.

LEED Note: The most up-to-date Material Threat Scores for ORNILUX are stated in the ORNILUX brochure (far right column of the table on page 2).

American Bird Conservancy tested this product in a tunnel test and found that it satisfied ABC’s criterion for bird-friendly glass, with the Threat Factor equal to or less than 30.  See product brochure for additional information and test scores.

Marketing & ORNILUX Architectural Consultant

Lisa Schon

+1.805.895.9436

lisa.schon@arnold-glas.com

 

Contact ORNILUX

General Management/Sales

Stefan Goebel

+1 857 294 7768

stefan.goebel@arnold-glas.com

www.arnold-glas.com

Project Management & Sales

David C. Johnson

+1 781 732 1292

david.johnson@arnold-glass.com

U.K. Inquiries

Dave Wyatt / EU Glass

dave@eeuk.net

www.euglass.com

0044 208 854 2878 / 0044 781 504 4434

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What birds see

What birds see

Tune in for a look at how ORNILUX Bird Protection Glass is made on Business Insider Today's story about window collisions and bird friendly glass solutions.

What birds see

What birds see