Buildings don’t have to be hazardous to birds. There are many effective, creative and beautiful ways to design and build bird-friendly buildings without losing interior daylighting. And there can be co-benefits of energy efficiency, high quality daylighting, LEED credits and brilliant design. These design guides will help building professionals design bird-friendly buildings.
leed pilot credit
A LEED credit is available for bird friendly buildings. Find more information at the US Green Building Council Website:
Several excellent design guides have been published in the past few years. These guides will help architects, interior designers, engineers and landscape architects design more bird-friendly buildings.
Bird-friendly Building Design. 2015. American Bird Conservancy and New York City Audubon.
Best practices for Bird-Friendly Glass. 2016. City of Toronto.
Best Practices for Effective Lighting. 2017. City of Toronto.
These guides are older, but still interesting:
last updated April 2018