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Law Group Challenges Madison’s Ordinance for Bird-Friendly Glass

According to the National Audubon Society, up to a billion birds die as a result of window collisions each year. A number of cities and other jurisdictions, including Madison, Wis., have adopted legislation and regulations to try and mitigate those … Continue reading

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Session Covers Glazing Design Requirements for GSA Buildings

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) owns and leases more than 9,600 properties around the U.S., a third of which are historic. To address some of the GSA’s building requirements, Lance David, LEED Fellow with the GSA, led a seminar … Continue reading

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Duke Students Detail Bird-Window Collisions in Study

The bird-friendly glazing craze has taken to the college campus. Earlier this month, students at Durham, N.C.-based Duke University published a study outlining buildings and the architectural characteristics throughout its West campus that contribute the most to bird collision deaths. … Continue reading

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Bird Safety a Growing Priority in Communities’ Approach to Glass

According to the American Bird Conservancy, an estimated 300 million to 1 billion birds die each year from collisions with glass on everything, from skyscrapers to homes. “Birds can’t see glass [and] they don’t understand the same cues [humans do]. … Continue reading

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Minnesota Stadium Project Standing Ground on Glass Usage Amid Bird Debate

Glass is no new foe to birds, but an ongoing construction project that will utilize approximately 200,000 square feet of glass in a migratory area has recently directed much attention to the matter. A new multi-purpose stadium in Minnesota—which will … Continue reading

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