Technical Specifications

ORNILUX Bird Protection Glass is available as energy efficient, double or triple-glazed insulated units, paired with Arnold Glas low-E and solar control coatings that offer a bird-friendly glass without compromising thermal performance or light transmittance. The laminated pane of an ORNILUX IGU offers the added benefits of sound protection and a 0% UV light transmittance value that protects indoor objects from fading due to UV light exposure.

ORNILUX laminated glass for free-standing glass applications such as guardrails, windscreens or enclosures is produced as a triple laminated configuration with two bird protection coatings thus helping to prevent collisions on both sides of the glass.

The bird protection coating is located on an interior surface of an IGU or laminated unit, therefore protecting it from damage or effects of environmental pollution.

ORNILUX can be heat-strengthened or tempered. Download the ORNILUX Brochure for available configurations, coating options, thermal performance values and maximum sizes. A sample ORNILUX written specification can be found here.

Pricing and lead-time available upon request. Arnold Glas offers matching, non-ORNILUX IGU's for areas of glazing not scheduled for bird-protection glass. Please visit www.arnold-glas.com or download Arnold Glas Product Overview.

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.

Tips for Designing with ORNILUX

It is important to understand general strategies for bird-friendly design in choosing appropriate solutions, and also that no treatment reduces 100% of collisions. ORNILUX works on the principle of UV reflectance and therefore requires exposure to natural light for optimal signal strength of the pattern. Design elements such as deep overhangs or installation of ORNILUX on the interior of a building may minimize effectiveness. And design elements that attract birds (such as bird feeders) should be avoided or appropriately positioned, as they can increase the amount of bird collisions.

According to American Bird Conservancy’s Bird Smart Glass program, “no window product, including ABC-tested products, can guarantee elimination of window collisions. Results will vary depending on local bird populations, landscape conditions, product used, and building design.”

More information about bird-friendly design techniques can be found at American Bird Conservancy Design Guidelines and Bird Smart Glass page, and San Francisco Standards for Bird-Safe Buildings, or please feel free to contact Arnold Glas staff for design consultation.

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).

Arnold Glas introduces AIA Continuing Education course

Bird Protection Glass & Custom Low-Emissivity Coatings: Sustainable design to wildlife conservation and how graded or custom low-Emissivity coatings significantly increase the energy efficiency and occupancy comfort in buildings

The course is approved for one AIA LU/HSW credit. Listed on the Education Exchange.

 

Marketing & Sales Inquiries

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 & SOLARLUX 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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ORNILUX can be heat-strengthened or tempered. Download the ORNILUX Brochure for available configurations, coating options, thermal performance values and maximum sizes. A sample ORNILUX written specification can be found here.

ORNILUX can be heat-strengthened or tempered. Download the ORNILUX Brochure for available configurations, coating options, thermal performance values and maximum sizes. A sample ORNILUX written specification can be found here.