BirdGlass

New Bird-Friendly AviProtek Glass Features Solarban Solar Control Low-E Glass

Each year, more than 600 million birds die from collisions with glass in the United States.

To help architects comply with increasing bird-friendly building regulations throughout North America, PPG and Walker Glass have partnered to create a line of sustainable glass options that delivers exceptional energy efficiency and promotes bird safety, with minimal impact on visible light transmission (VLT).

Experts agree that the best way to deter birds from striking glass is through visual markers on the #1 or outside surface of the a window or insulating glass unit (IGU). By combining a Walker AviProtek acid-etched pattern on surface #1 with a Solarban high-performance low-e coated glass by PPG on surface #2, architects and building owners get an environmentally responsible glass that does double duty.

AviProtek is available in five different patterns on clear glass or Starphire® ultra-clear glass by PPG. It can be combined with Solarban® 60 , Solarban® 67 or Solarban® 70XL solar control, low-e glasses. In fact, the combination of AviProtek and Solarban glasses has been honored by Architectural Record magazine as an Editors’ Choice product in the Facades category.

Order a sample of this high-performance glass that saves energy and wildlife.