Bird Friendly Glass
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Up to a billion birds die each year due to building collisions.
Twice a year, migratory birds embark on a long, cross-continental flight. But their journey is often cut short. From hummingbirds to colorful warblers, bird populations are decreasing—and glass buildings are one reason why. Birds simply can’t tell the reflection of trees and sky in façades from the real thing. Guardian Bird1st UV glass is the clear answer for safer birds year round.
Laminated Monolithic - Clear Float Glass Substrate
For more Bird1st UV 3-part specifications go to our specifications page.
WHAT HUMANS SEE
Guardian Bird1st UV glass offers the right balance of solar performance, aesthetics and bird safety—so you can start designing your bird-friendly building through one trusted source. A patent-pending UV stripe coating on the first surface is virtually invisible to the human eye in dry conditions. Views remain pristine unlike traditional ceramic frit solutions, all while helping to protect birds. Paired with select Guardian SunGuard® low-E coatings, Bird1st UV glass offers the high performance you want and need, and may help your project earn LEED Pilot Credit 55 and Toronto Green Standard Bird Collision Deterrence standards.
WHAT BIRDS SEE1
The Guardian Bird1st UV stripe coating visually signals an impending barrier to birds and helps prevent collisions. With an acceptable Avoidance Index score from the American Bird Conservancy, the product follows the 2x2 rule to account for different sizes and species of birds.
1 Images are a representation of what birds see.