Cook County, IL, USA

Bird-Friendly Pilot Program for Existing Buildings (Voluntary)

  • Amends Section 2-6 (Building construction) of the Cook County Code. The amendment states that all new construction and major renovation projects shall incorporate bird-safe building materials and design features, using recommendations from the City of Chicago’s “Bird-Safe Building Design Guide for New Construction and Renovation,” the City of Toronto’s “Bird-Friendly Development Guidelines,” and New York City Audubon’s “Bird-Safe Building Guidelines.”

  • Cook County will also make “existing buildings bird-safe where practicable.”

  • The pilot program would implement one or more of the following recommendations on a building: “1) transparent or perforated pattern or non-reflecting window film; 2) painting, etching or temporary coating coalition windows to make them visible to birds; 3) louvers, awnings, sun shades or other shading devices at large expanses of glass to reduce the reflection”.

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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