City of Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Design Guidelines for Bird-Safe Buildings (Voluntary) 

  • These guidelines attempt to consider multiple projects and solutions to challenges imposed by each of them, with the goal to:

    • “maximize readily visible differentiations of material, texture, color, opacity or other features to fragment glass reflections and reduce overall transparency from ground level to 60 feet up, including the possible use of etched, fritted and opaque-patterned glass.”

    • Designs should favour low-reflective materials, glazing, and angles that reduce reflections, i.e. transparent walls that merge together, glass on rooftops, greenery or foliage inside buildings, and spotlights.

  • The Planning Commission recommended that the City work with other environmental groups to monitor design effectiveness to further develop programs and solutions.

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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