Specialty

Bird-Friendly
- Glass

  • Exterior
  • Durable
  • Low Maintenance

Designed to keep the sky friendly and reduce bird casualties.  

Overview

We can prevent birds from flying to exterior glazing by applying patterns to the exterior surface to create a “visual contrast,” so birds can detect the surface of the building as a solid object - and avoid it!  These visual markers are designed to either have an intentional decorative element to emphasize the architectural design and reduce solar transmission, or a minimal pattern that can still be detected by birds while allowing for maximum daylight into the interior environment.

Goldray's designs are all compliant with CSA guidelines, covering bird-friendly building design in both new construction and existing buildings, and are intended to reduce bird collisions with buildings. 

Goldray's bird-friendly designs consider building-integrated structures, and overall building and site designs. This allows Architects and Designers to select patterns that perform three functions: protect birds, provide tasteful designs for humans, and provide solar benefits.

Product Color Options

Features & Benefits

Glass in Action

Birds can’t see glass. Instead, they see what is reflected, usually open sky or trees. Appealing for birds but with an unexpected tragic ending for between one hundred million and one billion birds every year. Bird-friendly glass patterns incorporate sophisticated designs and are becoming an integral component of pleasing architecture.

Bird Friendly Glass
Why do birds fly into windows? Because they think they are following a clear flight path
Bird Friendly Glass Window
Goldray's designs are all compliant with CSA guidelines covering bird-friendly building designs for both new construction and existing buildings and intended to reduce bird collision caused by reflective glass.

Product Specifications

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  • Sustainability Certification

     Clean Air GOLD certified

  • Glass Tolerances

    Please refer to the Product Data Sheet for the glass thickness and weight.

  • Standards and Specifications

    Goldray’s Marker Boards comply with all major building codes and meets the following industry standards:

    • ASTM C1036 - Specification for Flat Glass
    • ASTM C1048 - Specification for Heat Strengthened and Fully Tempered Flat Glass
    • ASTM C1172 - Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass

     

    Applicable Specifications:

    • ANSI 97.1 - Safety Glazing Materials Used in Buildings - Safety Performance Specifications and Methods of Test
    • ASTM E-84 - Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building
      Materials
    • 16 CFR 1201: Pass
    • CAN/CGSB 12.1-2017: Pass

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