Daylighting Strategies Can be Dangerous to Wildlife

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I came across a disturbing article that had been written a few days ago in the Boston Globe.  It explains that a popular “green” building strategy of natural daylighting and views through the increased use of glass facades and windows is killing about a billion birds annually.

Using more glass is actually less “green” because even insulated glass is not as energy efficient as a well-insulated wall.  There are some ways that architects and building owners can minimize the danger to birds.  Visit The Boston Globe to learn more.

photo courtesy of Ctd 2005

Tag(s): Green Building, Greening the Office, The Great Green Outdoors

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