Which Bendheim decorative glass options for rainscreens are considered bird-friendly? Why?
Our fully enameled colored glass and Dura-Etch® glass varieties minimize reflections and create walls visible to birds, curtailing the risk of accidental bird collisions. We have also developed a range of bird-friendly glass patterns designed to the bird-safe “2 x 4 rule.” Textured Bendheim decorative glass varieties are also appropriate for use in bird-friendly architecture.
Bird-friendly glass options are important in rainscreen applications. According to the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the leading advocacy organization for bird-friendly architecture, up to a billion birds per year fall victim to glass collisions, hundreds of millions of those in North America alone. Glass facades and corners made of clear, highly translucent, or reflective glass can be particularly deadly to birds. With this in mind, Bendheim Wall Systems offers and is developing a range of architectural glass varieties meeting ABC guidelines.
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