Pilkington AviSafe

Glass visible to birds developed to help protect wildlife

Featured Article
02 Jun 2021
Pilkington AviSafe™ is a glass with a special coating designed to help prevent birds from colliding with the windows and facades of buildings.

Most birds collide with glass when they confuse what’s visible in its reflection for the real thing, such as trees or an open sky. Pilkington AviSafe™ features a UV enhanced pattern that’s more visible to birds than it is to humans, which helps to prevent these collisions and ensures maximum transparency, while maintaining the aesthetical appeal of glass in architecture.

The glass will support building design professionals as legislators begin to enforce the use of bird-friendly materials in construction. In the US for example, New York and San Francisco have adopted mandatory codes for commercial development that encourage the specification of glass that’s visible to birds.

Pilkington AviSafe™ is used on the exterior surface of an insulating glass unit (IGU), and can be combined with other Pilkington products for additional benefits, such as thermal insulation, solar control, safety and noise control.

For more information, visit:  https://www.pilkington.com/en/us/products/

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