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Bird-Friendly Building: Designing Safer Buildings for Birds (Virtual Event)

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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.

Tickets: $10 Member, $20 Non-member
Sponsored by: Guardian Glass, Newman

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

Continuing Education Credits

1.5 AIA HSW Approved
You can self-report general CEUs for:
WELL Building Standard
LFA Living Future Accreditation

Speakers: Meredith Barges of Lights Out Connecticut, Viveca Morris of Yale Law School, Kristof Zyskowski of Yale Peabody Museum


April 18
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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