The Importance of LEED Pilot Credit 55 - Bird Collision Deterrence (Approved for 1.5 GBCI CE & AIA hours)

  • Tuesday, June 04, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Atwood Center, 2685 New Milford School Rd, Rockford, IL 61109
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  • For members of the Sinnissippi Audubon Society
  • This discounted price is for full-time students only.

Please note that registration is non-refundable. If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact our office at 312-245-8300.

Online registration for this event has closed.  If you would like to attend, you will be charged the walk-in rate at the door ($20.00).  Please call 312-245-8300 if you have any questions.

Join the U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter's Rockford Branch for a program about the importance of LEED Pilot Credit 55This new LEED credit protects migrating birds and inspires creative design and green operations. This program has been approved for 1.5 GBCI CE and AIA hours.

With the new LEED Pilot Credit 55 for bird collision deterrence, there is a new opportunity to improve the environmental footprint of new and existing buildings.  Almost everyone has seen, or heard, a bird collide with a window.  Bird collisions with glass pose a significant hazard to birds that migrate through cities and towns every spring and fall undefined small homes and skyscrapers pose real hazards.  Continent-wide, 100 million to 1 billion birds, including endangered species, die from collisions every year.

This workshop will introduce the problem of bird collisions and answer fundamental questions including:  Why do birds collide with buildings?  How do LEED credits relate to bird-friendly design?  How is the regulatory environment changing?   Can building operations reduce collisions?  Has this problem inspired creative design solutions?

With bird-friendly strategies, green buildings will provide subtle visual cues that help birds safely navigate the built environment during their annual migrations. Bird-friendly design contributes to global sustainability by protecting birds on their historic travels along routes that precede the development of modern cities.

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Registration and Networking
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Presentation
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Q&A and Networking


Susan Ask, Animalia Project
Tom Hill, Manager of Park Facility & Birds, Atwood Center


For program sponsorship opportunities, please contact Pam Jackson at 312-245-8300 ext.204 or

Download the Chapter Partnership brochure here. 

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