The value of bird-safe glass is so low that hundreds of thousands of birds might be saved when it’s put in throughout the development of recent buildings — and not using a important impact on the price or the profitability of the constructing.

For instance, bird-safe glass might be put in in a brand new $8 million 9-story workplace constructing for about $30,000, or four-tenths of 1 % (0.38%) of the full value of the constructing. This new evaluation, launched by the Acopian Center for Ornithology at Muhlenberg College alleviates the priority within the constructing group that bird-safe glass may be very expensive.

This is lower than the price of a single PR staffer.

Installing bird-safe glass in new industrial buildings will save a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands of birds that die yearly hitting industrial constructing home windows,” stated Dr. Daniel Klem, Acopian Center director and the nation’s main chicken/window collision skilled.

Purple Martin, copyright Glyn Sellors, from the surfbirds galleries

Building code reforms requiring bird-safe glass in new industrial development ought to face little opposition as a result of the price might be minimal. Policymakers can fulfill their accountability to guard migrating birds and meet the environmental safety aims of native ordinances with out hurting the development business.

The profitability of a brand new constructing won’t be affected to any important diploma. The month-to-month debt service on a medium sized workplace constructing ($32,800) will solely improve by about $125 on account of the price of bird-safe glass.

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