City of Alameda, CA, USA

Bird-Safe Buildings (Mandatory)

The document outlines the best practices from other cities and those recommended by the Golden Gate Audubon Society, which have been customized to meet the needs of Alameda and requires bird-safe treatment on the following structures:

  • “New buildings taller than 35 feet where a wall consists of 50% or more in glass; Replacement glass 12 square feet or more on buildings subject to this ordinance; Standalone glass panels that are 24 square feet in size and larger; Prescribes a menu of bird-safe building treatments including blinds and curtains, opaque glass, window muntins (grid patterns), screens, netting, or special glass features such as fritting or ultra-violet patterns; or, allows applicants to choose an alternate compliance method recommended by a qualified biologist.”

  • Amends the Performance Standards section of the Zoning Ordinance (AMC Section 30-5.16) and outlines new lighting regulations from the Planning Board.

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Canada

Canada

National

- CSA A460:19 Bird Friendly Design Standard

Provincial

Ontario

Municipal

ONTARIO

-Markham

-Toronto

ALBERTA

-Calgary

BRITISH COLUMBIA

- Vancouver

United States

United States

National

The Bird-Safe Buildings Act (2019)

Pilot Credit 55, LEED v4.1 Bird Collision Deterrence

State

MINNESOTA

- B3 Tools and Programs

- Bird-Safe Building Guidelines

CALIFORNIA

- Green Building Standards Code

ILLINOIS

- Bird-Safe State Buildings Bill HB0247

MARYLAND

- Senate Bill 314: Maryland Sustainable Buildings Act of 2019

NEW YORK

- The Bird-Friendly Buildings Act Bill S4204A