Howard County, MD, USA

Bird-Safe Buildings Act (Mandatory)  

  • Howard County, MD adopted a mandatory “bird-friendly design” law, which applies to all new construction of privately owned buildings.

  • Effective September 6, 2020, the bird-friendly design law will require that construction applications submit documentation that proves that the building meets:

    • “The bird-friendly design standards of the 2011 edition of “Pilot Credit #55: Reducing Bird Collisions” in the LEED green building rating system;” or

    • “The bird-friendly design standards that the Director adopts by regulation and that are equivalent to Pilot Credit #55.”

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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