The winning shows that the expert judges of the program believe that Vitro Glass and Walker Glass work together to equip the national birdhouse with energy-saving and bird-safe glass, which is the best example of the exemplary work done in the energy sector and environmental management today.
Since 2015, Vitro Glass and Walker Glass have collaborated to produce AviProtek® E with Solarban® glass, an energy-saving, award-winning glass product that combines Walker Glass’s bird-friendly acid etching pattern and high-performance solar control Low-e coating provided by Vitro.
The National Aviary has installed AviProtek® bird safety glass in two locations: the Tropical Rainforest Exhibition Hall, which has more than 30 different species of birds, and was renovated in 2018, as well as a new garden room for events and conference venues . In the tropical rainforest, Vitro has applied a full-surface velvet finish to Starphire® glass, which can eliminate the reflection of natural elements on the glass surface to prevent bird collisions. The first side of the garden house is marked with Solarban® 72 Acuity™ from Vitro and AviProtek® from Walker Glass.
The Environmental Energy Leadership Award wrote the following in recognition of the construction of bird awareness in the national aviary: "These two projects illustrate how architects and building owners can combine protectionist values with the design, construction and operation of beautiful, environmentally sustainable Combine practical considerations of the environment. Architecture."
A judge said of the bird safety glass curtain wall of the project: "Who won't flinch when a bird hits a window? Any product aimed at reducing bird mortality has my vote."
Another commented on the energy efficiency advantages of the project: "[AviProtek® E using Solarban® glass] has proven that energy performance data supports its claim."
The Environmental Energy Leadership Award is a program designed to recognize outstanding products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, as well as projects implemented by companies to improve the environment or energy management and improve the bottom line.
"With an experienced and critical jury and a strict set of judging standards, contestants face a very high threshold for eligibility for the award in 2021," said Sarah Roberts, publisher of Environment Energy Leader .
For more information about Vitro's partnership with Walker Glass, please visit Vitroglazings.com/WalkerPartners.
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