Bird-Friendly Building: Designing Safer Buildings for Birds, April 18, 12–1:30pm EST

  • 18 April 2024
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:30 PM
  • Event Host : BuildGreenCT
Bird-Friendly Building: Designing Safer Buildings for Birds, April 18
Event Description

Every year, up to 2 billion birds die as a result of collisions with glass in the United States, a problem exacerbated by increasing light pollution around buildings and structures. In this webinar, the co-leads of the Yale Bird-Friendly Building Initiative and the co-authors of “Building Safer Cities for Birds” discuss bird-safe building practices, the consequences of window strikes for wild bird populations, current trends in regulations, local efforts to mitigate buildings in Connecticut, and the co-benefits of green building and bird-friendly building practices. There is a lot that architects and designers can do to help make our built environments safer for birds.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the causes of bird glass collisions and the many design and building-material solutions. Gain facility in bird-friendly terminology and look at bird-friendly building materials, including popular products.
  • Become familiar with current efforts in Connecticut to design bird-friendly buildings and mitigate existing buildings following industry best practices.
  • Learn about new trends in bird-friendly building policies at both the municipal and state levels, including passage of Connecticut Public Act No. 23-143 (2023), which regulates light pollution at state-owned buildings for birds.
  • Explore the many co-benefits of bird-friendly building design for green-building, including in increasing energy efficiency. thermal comfort, biophilic features, and biodiversity on site, while reducing light pollution and increasing ecosystem resilience

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • BuildGreenCT
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Presenters:

      Meredith Barges, Lights Out Connecticut

      Viveca Morris, Yale Law School

      Kristof Zyskowski, Yale Peabody Museum
  • Cost
    • $10 Member
      $20 Non-member
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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