ISOLAR ORNILUX® mikado is the world's first bird protection glass that completely dispenses with clearly visible markings and structures. Transparent architectural room and façade concepts thus remain visually preserved and yet do not exclude nature and species protection. ISOLAR ORNILUX® mikado can be used in all windows and facades like a conventional insulating or laminated safety glass; the bird protection glass is also available as a mono disc. The combination with other functions such as sun protection or thermal insulation is easily possible.
At the same time, the use of bird protection glass adds value, which in turn leads to an increase in the value of real estate.
An estimated 1 billion birds die annually in the United States as a result of striking buildings, bridges, and other manmade structures. Many factors play a role, including lights, vegetation, and water. But glass is the main culprit, according to bird-safe design guidelines released in 2007 by the New York City Audubon Society, the Chicago Birds & Buildings Forum, and the City of Toronto. Because birds do not perceive conventionally formulated glass as a solid barrier, they fly into it. They may mistake reflections as continuous space and be attracted to trees or other objects in, or visible through, a glassed-in space.