Scientists to develop window glass to minimize accidental bird collisions | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

According to a report from NPR, “more than 1 billion birds are killed by flying into windows each year.” The story continues, Attempts to find solutions to the window hit problem have been few and relatively modest, according to Klem. A major exception can be found on the campus of Swarthmore College. It recently agreed […]


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According to a report from NPR, “more than 1 billion birds are killed by flying into windows each year.” The story continues, Attempts to find solutions to the window hit problem have been few and relatively modest, according to Klem. A major exception can be found on the campus of Swarthmore College. It recently agreed […]
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Scientists to develop window glass to minimize accidental bird collisions

Scientists to develop window glass to minimize accidental bird collisions | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings


According to a report from NPR, “more than 1 billion birds are killed by flying into windows each year.”

The story continues,

Attempts to find solutions to the window hit problem have been few and relatively modest, according to Klem. A major exception can be found on the campus of Swarthmore College. It recently agreed to turn a $71 million science center into an experiment, by using it to test a new kind of glass designed to ward off oncoming birds.

In the photo above, Swarthmore College’s new science center combines clear glass with bird-friendly “fritted” glass. Closely spaced rows of small circles etched into the glass help make the windows more visible to birds.

Find out more about this development in this story by John Nielsen.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Goldberg/Esto, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering P.C. and Helfand Architecture P.C.

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