City of Emeryville, CA, USA

Bird-Safe Building Standards (Mandatory)

This ordinance would be modeled off of the City of Alameda’s Bird-Safe Buildings Ordinance. The City’s staff report indicates that the City of Emeryville would want the ordinance to apply to all buildings that have windowpanes that are approximately 12 square feet or larger. Window treatments should cover at least 90% of façade or freestanding glass.

  • Glass treatment options include: “Screens, nets, patterns, art, translucent glass, grooved glass block, louvres, or photovoltaics following 2x4 rule; with biologist approval, mullions, grates, louvres, overhangs, awnings, recesses, or angled glass.”

  • The City of Emeryville’s staff also expressed a desire to adopt lighting and landscaping recommendations to further reduce bird collisions.

Emeryville
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