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Matt Kikosicki to speak at 2019 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
Date: 11-20-2019 Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA
11-6-2019 | Events
Matt Kikosicki will be on a panel to discuss “LEED in Atlanta: Bird-friendly Design in a City in a Forest” at the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo.
Session details: Annually, collisions with glass on buildings kill as many as a billion birds a year in the U.S. alone. Architects aware of the issue agree that sustainable buildings should not kill birds but are afraid of increased costs and reduced creative options. LEED Pilot Credit #55: Reducing Bird Collisions has been available for over five years and is increasingly popular. This session will describe why bird strikes happen and how to prevent them. Discussion will focus on threats posed by the built environment and solutions that can be successfully integrated into high performing building designs. To answer the question on what the future of sustainable design looks like and how birds will be affected, an architect working on the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design will outline detailed components of this new structure.
Other speakers include Christine Sheppard, Director, Glass Collisions Program, American Bird Conservancy; and Adam Betuel, Conservation Director, Atlanta Audubon Society.