ORNILUX®: Glass architecture and bird protection – No contradiction
Bird protection glass can save the lives of millions of birds every year. Improved perceptibility of the glass surfaces helps birds recognize the glass as an obstruction in good time, thus preventing them from hitting it at great speed, a collision known as bird strike.
Effectiveness experimentally proven
A test method was developed together with the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (ornithological station in Radolfzell) that allows birds’ perception of test glass to be experimentally proven. Comprehensive tests were performed in which wild birds were released in a flight channel in the direction of two glass panes that were protected by a net to prevent a collision. In this, the birds could pick either control glass or test glass.
Scientific evaluation of the test series showed that the birds perceived ORNILUX® test glass in particular to be an obstruction and avoided it. The results were verified by repeating the test series. Additional validation of the test method and its results was performed in outdoor tests over several years.
ORNILUX® bird protection glass
ORNILUX® is the first bird protection glass worldwide that does away with non-transparent structures completely. ORNILUX® is an insulation glass that can be used in all windows and façades in the same manner as conventional thermal insulation glass. Your local ISOLAR® partner will gladly provide you with the usage options for ORNILUX®, the innovative bird protection glass.
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