NYC’s bird-friendly building legislation, Local Law 15 of 2020, will take effect in January 2021. This law has flown under the radar, leaving many architects, clients, and building professionals unaware of its requirements and unprepared for its effects. The session will describe the issues behind the law and its requirements, including a recently completed NYC Department of Buildings guidance document. Examples of bird-friendly building design and solutions to enable compliance will be presented.
AIANY Committee on the Environment
Chris Sheppard, PhD, Director, Glass Collisions Program, American Bird Conservancy
Laura Grieco, PE, Director, Engineering, Development and Technical Affairs, NYC Department of Buildings
Dan Popadynec, PE, Principal and Director, New Construction Enclosures, Vidaris
Dan Piselli, AIA, LEED AP, CPHD, Director of Sustainability, FXCollaborative
Stefan Knust, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP, CPHC, Director of Sustainability, Ennead