South Gate, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
It is estimated that up to one billion birds are killed each year in North America due to collisions with glass on buildings — an issue that Greenbuild host city, San Francisco has tackled with its newly adopted ordinance for bird-friendly design, Standards for Bird-Safe Buildings.
THE PROBLEM: Reflective and transparent characteristics of glass create a dangerous situation for birds. Rather than a barrier, they see sky and landscape reflected by or on the other side of a window. To prevent these collisions, glass must be made visible to birds.
THE SOLUTION: ORNILUX has a patterned, UV reflective coating making it a visible barrier for birds while remaining virtually transparent to the human eye. It is the only clear glass solution for reducing bird collisions, and Glasswerks is the only glass fabricator in North America offering this bird-friendly glazing solution.
“Second only to habitat destruction, researchers believe that glass kills more birds than any other human-related factor,” says Ed Rosengrant, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “So it was important to us to bring this glass to our customers as quickly as possible.”
In 2011 ORNILUX Bird Protection Glass was awarded Glass Magazine’s Crystal Achievement Award for Most Innovative Energy Efficient Glass Product. And in 2010, ORNILUX was selected as one of BuildingGreen’s Top-10 Green Building Products of the year.
ORNILUX multi-functional glass solutions are available exclusively in North America from Glasswerks as laminated glass or double-glazed low-e insulated units, offering energy efficiency and bird strike protection.
About Glasswerks Inc.
Glasswerks Inc. is a leading commercial and architectural glass fabricator headquartered in South Gate, California. Glasswerks Inc. produces architectural glazing products, glass furniture, mirrors and decorative glass; specializing in the production and fabrication of laminated, tempered, insulated, bullet-resistant, hurricane-resistant, and high performance low-e glass products. Born out of the competitive construction landscape of Los Angeles in 1979, Glasswerks Inc. operates from eight U.S. facilities located in Southern California, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Catalina Tempering and Avalon Glass & Mirror are subsidiaries of Glasswerks Inc. Visit http://www.glasswerks.com for more information.
ORNILUX manufacturer Arnold Glas, headquartered in Remshalden, Germany, has been known for innovation in the glass industry in Europe since 1959. It is one of Germany’s largest and most innovative glass producers with 11 production locations, its own coating facilities and float works. Arnold Glas is a full-line supplier for architectural and decorative glass. Visit http://www.arnold-glas.de for more information.