PPG Industries posted a new video to its online Glass Education Center explaining the science behind and benefits associated with bird-safe glass.

Using AviProtek glass by Montreal-based Walker Textures products as an example, the 3½-minute video demonstrates how glass that is acid-etched in scientifically defined patterns can deter birds from colliding into buildings. Bird-safe glass, which is required to meet building codes in a growing number of cities, states and provinces throughout the U.S. and Canada, also can help building projects earn LEED Pilot Credit 55 for bird collision deterrence.

The video highlights the benefits of acid-etching the first outermost surface of an insulating glass unit and the advantages for wildlife and the environment of combining bird-safe glass with energy-saving low-E coatings.