Airports Going Green Conference

AGG Awards

Each year, the CDA calls for nominees that embrace the spirit and intent of Chicago's industry-leading Sustainable Airport Manual (SAM). The Airports Going Green conference is the aviation industry's leading sustainability forum, bringing sustainability leaders and innovators together from all over the U.S. and around the world.

These prestigious awards recognize the value of each project, as well as the project sponsors' outstanding leadership in pursuit of sustainability within the aviation industry. Made from reclaimed wood, these beautiful awards are presented at the annual Airports Going Green Conference in Chicago.

Awards by year: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport & Sean Donohue, CEO

    The First North American Airport to Achieve ACI-ACA Carbon Neutral Certification (3+)

    Copenhagen Airports

    Air Quality Program

    HMS Host

    Food Donation Program

    Hong Kong International

    Airport Carbon Measurement Program

    Nashville International Airport & Christine Vitt, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Sustainability

    Geothermal Lake Plate Cooling

    United Airlines

    Biofuels Program

2016 (Honorable Mentions)
  • Colorado Department of Transportation

    Statewide General Aviation Airport Sustainability Program

    Jeffrey Daniels, Orlando International Airport

    Individual Leadership

    Houshang Esmaili, San Francisco International Airport

    Individual Leadership

    Flagstaff Airport

    Sustainability Plan

    Kent State University Airport

    Sustainable Master Plan

    Montreal-Trudeau International Airport

    Deicing fluid recovery, recycling and reuse facility

    Napa Farms Market & San Francisco International Airport

    Reusable Water Bottles

    John Picard (John Picard & Associates)

    Individual Leadership

    Lorenzo Lo Presti, CEO, Rome International Airport

    Individual Leadership

    G.V. Sanjay Reddy (Mumbai)

    Individual Leadership

    Rio de Janeiro International Airport

    Employee Sustainability Training Program

    San Diego International Airport

    Air Conditioning Condensate Sustainability Program

    Tampa International Airport

    Legacy of Environmental Actions for our Future (LEAF)

    Vancouver International Airport

    Waste Wars

    O'Hare International Airport

    South Air Traffic Control Tower Sustainability Initiatives

  • Jim Hinde, Director, Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ)

    Leadership in Aviation Sustainability

    Boston Logan International Airport

    Conservation Mooring Program and Sustainability Initiatives (BOS)

    Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport

    Solar Energy Generation Site and Parking Garage Maintenance (MSP)

    Lakeland Linder Regional Airport Solar Farm, Lakeland, Florida, U.S.A. (LAL)

    Hertz Rental Car

    Living Journey Program

    Southwest Airlines

    Sustainability Initiatives

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

    Corporate Responsibility Program

    San Diego International Airport

    Terminal 2 Expansion

    Incheon International Airport Energy

    Energy Management and Conservation System

    Los Angeles International Airport LAX

    Dunes Endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly Habitat

    Portland International Jetport

    Terminal Expansion

    Premier Restaurant Group

    Green Concessions Program

    Sweet Beginnings, LLC

    Green Industry Products & Jobs Creation Program

2014 (Honorable Mentions)
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

    LED Lighting Replacement Program

    Denver International Airport

    Deicing Management System

  • Federal Aviation Administration

    Commitment to Sustainability

    Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

    Airport Sustainability Program

    San Francisco International Airport

    Sustainability Guidelines for Planning, Design, and Construction

    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

    PHX Sky Train™

    Montreal - Trudeau Airport

    High Efficiency HVAC and Energy Efficiency Measures

    Jim Elwood, A.A.E. Director of Aviation Aspen/Pitkin County Airport

    Outstanding Leadership

  • San Francisco International Airport

    Employee Wellness Program

    Abu Dhabi Airports Company

    Waste Management and Recycling

    Port of Portland

    LEED® Platinum Certified Headquarters Building

    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    Energy Management Program


    In recognition of your outstanding leadership in pursuit of sustainability within the aviation industry.

    HMS Host

    startsomewhere® Program

  • Hartsfield-Jackson International Atlanta Airport

    Sustainable Food Court Initiative Pilot

    Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

    Sustainable Airport Master Plan

    Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

    Energy Management Program

    Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

    New LEED Registered Terminal

    Denver International Airport

    Photovoltaic Power Installations

    United Airlines

    Corporate Sustainability Initiatives and Support for Sustainability within the Aviation Industry

  • Rosemarie Andolino

    Chicago Department of Aviation

    Jim Crites

    Dallas Forth-Worth International Airport

    Paul Manasjan

    San Diego International Airport

    Sam Mehta

    San Francisco International Airport

    Phil Ralston

    Portland International Airport

    Janell Barrilleaux

    Denver International Airport

    Intissar Durham

    Los Angeles World Airports