City of Santa Cruz, CA, USA

City of Santa Cruz Bird-Safe Building Design Standards (Mandatory) 

  • The design standards apply to the sections of buildings or structures that require design review and are “located adjacent to or within 300 feet of and could reflect areas with a General Plan land use designation of CR, PR, NA, or AG, any open waterway mapped in the City-wide Creeks and Wetlands Management Plan, or any area deemed by the Zoning Administrator to need consideration for bird-safe design due to proximity to natural features.”

    • Windows within 40 feet above grade must have 90 percent of all glazing and follow the 2” x 4” rule: “spaces of untreated glazing must have a maximum height of two inches and a maximum width of four inches.”

    • Solutions include fritted windows, patterned windows, UV pattern film, window nets and window screens, or products recommended and approved by the American Bird Conservancy

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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