Monday, 25 June 2012

The chimney swifts are back

In May, we reported that a family of chimney swifts might required us to reconsider our plans to demolish an unused chimney on our north building.

Well, the swifts have returned to their nest in our chimney. That's good news, because chimney swifts are a threatened species in Ontario.

More good news: we’ve been able to reconfigure the arrangement of solar roof panels we’re planning to mitigate the effects of the chimney’s shadow on solar collection. So the chimney can stay, the chimney swifts can enjoy their nest, and we can still plan to reduce Beach United’s energy footprint. Yay!
You can learn more about chimney swifts in this article by Tim Tiner from ON Nature Magazine.

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