Contra Vision® are experts in bird friendly glass.
Birds crash into windows because they see reflections of sky or vegetation in the glass. This problem is increased if the window is covered with mirror/reflective window film for solar control or privacy. Up to about 1 billion birds die from window strikes in the U.S. each year, according to a 2014 study.
New York city recently passed a legislation that will update the building code to ensure glass is more bird-friendly to reduce bird collisions. It will require exteriors on the lowest 75 feet of new buildings, and on any structure above a green roof, to have avian-friendly materials such as patterned glass that make transparent surfaces more visible to birds flying at full speed.
Contra Vision® bird friendly glass products, including both architectural glass and our perforated window films, add manifestation to glass which enables birds to better navigate their journey and reduces the chance of collisions. It also provides both one-way vision privacy and solar control to buildings.