State of Maryland, USA

Senate Bill 314: Maryland Sustainable Buildings Act of 2019 (Mandatory) 

  • The Bill establishes standards for State buildings to help conserve energy and minimize adverse impacts on birds.

  • Requirements:

    • Any building, whether it is constructed, acquired, or substantially altered by the department, must meet the standards of lighting, glass, etc.

    • Transparent glass and/or plexiglass must not make up more than “10% of the exposed facade material from ground level to 40 feet above ground level.”

    • Only 40% of the exposed facade material that sits higher than 40 feet may be transparent.

    • Advocates for use of secondary materials such as “facades, netting, screens, shutters, or exterior shades; patterned glass containing ultraviolet–reflective or contrasting patterns that are visible to birds.”

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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