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The House of Representatives passes bipartisan Bird-Safe Buildings Act – ArchPaper

Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a massive infrastructure bill that included major bird-safe glass legislation.

The Spertus Institute in Chicago features a bird-friendly all-glass facade with a ceramic frit pattern (Daniel X. O'Neil /Flickr}
The Spertus Institute in Chicago features a bird-friendly all-glass facade with a ceramic frit pattern (Daniel X. O’Neil /Flickr}

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Earlier this week, members of the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. Among items dealing with infrastructural fixes, affordable housing, climate resiliency, and much more, the sweeping and progressive $1.5 trillion bill included H.R. 919, better known as the Bird-Safe Buildings Act.

An enduring passion project of Illinois Democrat Mike Quigley, a longtime Sierra Club member and outspoken avian ally who represents the state’s fifth congressional district, the bipartisan bill mandates that all public buildings managed by the General Services Administrations (GSA)—either newly constructed or acquired or possessing a facade slated for substantial renovation—be designed or altered in a bird-friendly manner and/or with bird-safe materials to help reduce avian fatalities. There are several exemptions outlined in the bill, including buildings and sites listed on or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, the White House and its grounds, the Supreme Court building and its grounds, and the campus of the U.S. Capitol.

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