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By some accounts, billions of birds strike buildings annually. Here is a primer with design solutions. via @bglive

By some accounts, billions of birds strike buildings annually. Here is a primer with design solutions. via @bglive

Design for the Birds: Protecting Birds from the Hazards of Glass 3M Canada donated this window film to the Earth Rangers Centre in Woodbridge, Ontario. Designed by architectural consultant John Butner, the tree-patterned film was applied to more than 100 second-floor windows specifically to prevent bird collisions. “There is unbelievable carnage taking place,” says Daniel Klem Jr., Ph.D., a biology professor at Pennsylvania’s Muhlenberg College and the world’s foremost expert on the phenomenon of birds colliding with buildings. “If you take the number of birds killed from the Exxon Valdez oil spill and compare it to my lowest estimate of the number of birds killed flying into windows,” says Klem, “it would take 333 Valdezes every year to equal that number. The Exxon Valdez is nothing compared to the animals dying at glass.” Those of us engaged in the design and constructio...

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