Legislative Summary

Federal/State Legislative Summary on Bird-Friendly Building Design



  • State of Minnesota B3 Program: Buildings, Benchmarks and Beyond
    Legislation adopted May 1, 2013
    Designed to parallel LEED Pilot Credit 55





  • Cook County (unincorporated) B3 Program: Buildings, Benchmarks and Beyond
    Legislation adopted July 8, 2008
    Applies to all new construction and all building renovations










In Progress

  • City of Portland, OR: City Council Resolution (non-binding)       
    Legislation adopted July 2012 First Edition           
    Guidelines in progress with final vote expected January 2017                


  • The Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act H.R. 2280
    Introduced May 12, 2015 by IL U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley           
    Would require each public building constructed, substantially altered, or acquired by the General Services Administration (GSA) to meet bird-friendly standards.


  • Washington DC


State-sponsored Bird-Friendly Legislation


Federal-sponsored Bird-Friendly Legislation


Bird-Friendly Building Ordinances