30 Sep '11, 9pm

Here's something I think a lot of us could use: #mecfs #brainfog

This brief manual offers practical design strategies for creating buildings that are safe for birds. Some of the causes of bird collisions are reflection, transparency, and the “beacon effect,” when a lit building attracts birds at night. Solutions to these problems vary from building orientation and massing to placing patterns on glass or shading screens in front of windows; many of these strategies are compatible with other green building strategies, such as light pollution avoidance and lowered energy use, and LEED requirements. Case studies demonstrate the strategies in action.

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/biblio/item.cfm?itemID=405080

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