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(20 ILCS 405/405-317)
Bird-safe State buildings.
(a) Each State building constructed, acquired, or of which more than 50% of the facade is substantially altered, in the opinion of the Department's Bureau of Property Management, shall meet, as determined by the Director, the following standards:
(1) at least 90% of the exposed fašade material
from ground level to 40 feet:
(A) shall not be composed of glass; or
(B) shall be composed of glass employing: (i)
elements that preclude bird collisions without completely obscuring vision, such as secondary facades, netting, screens, shutters, and exterior shades; (ii) ultraviolet (UV) patterned glass that contains UV-reflective or contrasting patterns that are visible to birds; (iii) patterns on glass designed in accordance with a rule that restricts horizontal spaces to less than 2 inches high and vertical spaces to less than 4 inches wide; (iv) opaque, etched, stained, frosted, or translucent glass; or (v) any combination of the methods described in this subparagraph (B);
(2) at least 60% of the exposed facade material
above 40 feet shall meet the standard described in paragraph (1);
(3) there shall not be any transparent passageways
(4) all glass adjacent to atria or courtyards
containing water features, plants, and other materials attractive to birds shall meet the standard described in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1); and
(5) outside lighting shall be appropriately
shielded and minimized subject to security and other mission related requirements.
(b) The Director shall take such actions as may be necessary to ensure that actual bird mortality is monitored at each State building.
(c) The Director, where practicable and consistent with security and other mission related requirements, shall reduce exterior building and site lighting for each State building. This subsection (c) shall not apply to buildings in which the Director does not have control of the exterior building and site lighting. In implementing the requirements of this subsection (c), the Director shall make use of automatic control technologies, including timers, photo-sensors, and infrared and motion detectors.
(d) In implementing the requirements of this Section, the Director may employ any available methods and strategies that are in accordance with existing effective best practices to reduce bird mortality.
(e) The requirements of this Section shall not apply to any acquisition or substantial alteration described in subsection (a) if the Director, after consideration of multiple options, determines that the use of the required building materials and design features would result in a significant additional cost for the project.
(f) Any construction which may be required as a result of
the requirements of this Section shall be under the authority
of the Capital Development Board in consultation with the
(g) The requirements of this Section shall only apply to
State buildings under the management or control of the
Department, but does not include buildings leased by the
(h) The requirements of this Section shall not apply to any project in the design or construction phase as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly.
(i) This Section shall not apply to the following buildings:
(1) any building or site listed, or eligible for
listing, on the National Register of Historic Places;
(2) the Executive Mansion and its grounds;
(3) the Illinois Supreme Court Building and its
(4) the Old State Capitol Building in Springfield,
Illinois, and its related buildings and grounds;
(5) the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and
Museum and its related buildings and grounds; and
(6) the Illinois State Capitol Building and its
related buildings and grounds.
(Source: P.A. 102-119, eff. 1-1-22