CDA announces the recipients of the 2016 Airports Going Green Award

CHICAGO, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Airports Going Green Award. This prestigious award recognizes the contributions of each outstanding project, program, or person in pursuit of sustainability within the aviation industry. Made from reclaimed wood, these awards will be presented by CDA Deputy Commissioner of Environment Aaron Frame at the 9th Annual Airports Going Green Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, during the awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Congratulations to the 2016 Airports Going Green Award Recipients:

– Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and 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 Airports Going Green Award 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

This year featured 20 nominations for consideration, showcasing how prominent the environmental focus has become within the aviation community. The Evaluation Committee included:

  • Denise Pronk, Program Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Schiphol Group
  • Sam Mehta, Environmental Services Manager, San Francisco International Airport
  • Adriana Bejarano, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager, Aeris Costa Rica
  • Paul Bowers, Publisher for Airport Improvement Magazine (AI)
  • Aileen Cho, Senior Editor of Transportation for Engineering News-Record (ENR)
  • Gene Peters, Director, Ricondo and Associates
  • Sara Christen-Hassert, Managing Consultant, Landrum & Brown

The 9th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands at the Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The conference features more than 25 sessions and over 50 different speakers bringing together aviation sustainability leaders, experts, and innovators from around the world. The 2016 AGG Conference is jointly hosted by The Schiphol Group and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). Register today at!

Media Contact:

Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA)
(773) 686-3700

Source: Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA)