New York City, NY, USA

Initiative 1482-B: New York Bird-Friendly Building Code (Mandatory)

  • a local law that requires newly constructed or altered buildings to utilize bird-friendly building materials in accordance with sections 1403.8.1 through 1403.8.4.

  • Bird-friendly materials are defined as materials that have “been treated to have a maximum threat factor of 25 in accordance with the American Bird Conservancy Bird Collision Deterrence Material Threat Factor Reference Standard, or with the American Bird Conservancy Bird-friendly Materials Evaluation Program at Carnegie Museum’s Avian Research Center test protocol, or with a relevant ASTM standard.”

  • The exterior wall envelope, or any associated opening installed adjacent to a green roof, must be constructed with bird-friendly materials up to 75 feet (22,860 mm) above grade.

  • “Materials other than bird friendly materials shall not exceed an aggregate of 10 square feet (0.93 m²) within any 10 feet (3,048 mm) by 10 feet (3,048 mm) square area of exterior wall below 75 feet (22,860 mm) above grade.”

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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