Bendheim Increases Bird-Friendly Glass Facade Options

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Bendheim’s Lamberts® glass is the first channel glass to earn the Bird-Smart certification from the American Bird Conservancy

Building collisions are among the leading causes of bird mortality in the United States. We are proud to be the first to earn the ABC Bird-Smart certification for channel glass in 2015. At the time, six of our eight channel glass textures were certified. Today, all eight textures have earned this certification.

With their entire channel glass line now certified as Bird-Smart, we offer a stunning alternative to traditional opaque building walls and flat architectural glass. Architects and designers can now choose from the various surface textures, hundreds of colors, thermal performance coatings, insulation inserts, and frame systems.

Channel glass walls with bird-friendly logo

Piccolo™ channel glass’ fine, corduroy-like texture, for example, brings glass alive as one walks past it, but deters birds from flying into it by reducing reflection on the glass surface. Channel glass can be manufactured in lengths up to 23 feet tall and can be installed in openings spanning hundreds of feet without interruption.

In addition to creating bird-friendly glass textures, Bendheim and Lamberts are committed to sustainability. Our Lamberts® glass contains 40 to 50 percent recycled glass, of which 25 to 35 percent is post-consumer content. Our Lamberts channel glass has also received third-party prepared Environment Product Declaration (EPD) and Health Product Declaration (HPD).

Channel glass house with bird-friendly logo

Our channel glass façade systems diffuse light and minimize glare while also offering thermal performance with a U-value range of 0.49 to 0.19. Channel glass adds elegance with glass-to-glass corners and serpentine curves, and just ¼’ inch thick, lightweight and easy to install. For more information, please visit

About Bendheim

Bendheim is one of the world’s foremost resources for specialty architectural glass. Founded in New York City in 1927, the fourth-generation, family-owned company offers a virtually unlimited range of in-stock and custom architectural glass varieties. Bendheim develops, fabricates, and distributes its products worldwide. The company maintains production facilities in New Jersey and an extensive showroom in New York City