Javits Center uses Green Roof to Become Bird Oasis

When the Javits Center opened in New York City it was one of the deadliest buildings in the area for local bird populations. After recently undergoing a remodel it is now one of the most bird-friendly buildings in NYC. By replacing the highly reflective glass with bird friendly windows and covering the roof with the equivalent of more than five ...

When the Javits Center opened in New York City it was one of the deadliest buildings in the area for local bird populations.  After recently undergoing a remodel it is now one of the most bird-friendly buildings in NYC.  By replacing the highly reflective glass with bird friendly windows and covering the roof with the equivalent of more than five football fields of green roof the convention center is now home to numerous bird species.  These upgrades have cut the number of bird deaths by 90%.  Not only does the green roof give the birds a place to land but the upgrades are also projected to cut the energy consumption of the building by 25%.  For more information check out this article from The New York Times.

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