Lights Out Philly: Bird Safe Program



On Thursday, March 11, 2021, our Vice Chair, Jamal Johnson, representing BOMA Philadelphia participated in the press conference to formally introduce the LIGHTS OUT PHILLY initiative, a voluntary program that asks properties to turn off as many external and internal lights as possible during bird migration seasons in an attempt to preserve the bird population. This is the culmination of several weeks of behind-the-scenes work of our Government Relations committee and BOMA leaders, led by Bird Safe Philly Partners: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, Audubon
Mid-Atlantic, and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability.

We would like to thank and recognize the BOMA member buildings who led the way as early adopters of the program:

• Comcast Center
• Comcast Technology Center
• Brandywine Realty Trust – All Center City &
University City Portfolio
• One Liberty Place
• Two Liberty Place
• Mellon Bank Center
• Jefferson Center
• One South Broad
• 1515 Market

Now it is time for YOUR BUILDING and YOUR TENANTS to get involved! Here are the next steps:

1. Visit www.birdsafephilly.org and sign up as a participating building
2. From April 1–May 31 and August 15– November 15, Midnight to 6 a.m.:

  • Turn off unnecessary lights (especially the upper levels, lobby and atrium)
  • Turn off or dim external lighting
3. Inform your tenants and encourage them to join in on this effort! CLICK HERE for suggested communications, including a letter, fact sheet and FAQs.

Thank you in advance for your participation – together we can save birds, save energy and save money for our tenants and assets!