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Over the years the use of glass in building facades has become the norm for a variety of reasons. While there are many benefits to the use of glass on building exteriors, there is also an ecological impact which should be given consideration. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Migratory Bird Program, as many as one million birds die each year in collisions with man-made structures. Office buildings, particularly glass, make up the bulk of that number. To address this issue, cities across North America are adopting programs and standards to minimize bird collisions. This document was published in July 2012.