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Airports Going Green 2017 Award Recipients Announced

October 18, 2017 Accolades No Comments Email Email
The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017  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 2017 Airports Going Green Conference in Dallas, Texas, during the awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 14.

Congratulations to all recipients!
2017 Airports Going Green Award Recipients:
Sam Mehta, Environmental Services Manager

San Francisco International Airport

2017 James M. Crites Aviation Sustainability Pioneer Award
Denver International Airport
Hotel and Transit Center Project
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport/
Wayne County Airport Authority
Reconstruction of Runway 4L-22R and Associated Taxiways
Farmer’s Fridge

Chicago O’Hare International Airport

John Kulikowski, United States Air Force
Chief, Airfield Pavement Evaluation Team
London Gatwick Airport
Recycling and Renewable Energy Facility
Swedavia Airports
Sustainable Aviation Fuel & Fly Green Fund
Tampa International Airport
Be WELL Health and Wellness Campaign
Vancouver Airport Authority
Project Green YVR: Climate Smart Partnership
2017 Airports Going Green Award Honorable Mentions:
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Sustainable Food Court Initiative
  • Meacham International Airport, Fort Worth, Texas, Administration Building Renovation
  • Orlando International Airport Sustainability Initiatives, Under the Leadership of Judith-Ann Jarrette, Recycling Rangers; Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel
  • Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal F Baggage Claim Building
  • Port Authority of New York and Jersey, John F. Kennedy International Airport – TWA Flight Center Hotel Facility
  • JFKIAT, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Terminal 4 Sustainability Initiatives and Operations/Maintenance Practices
  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport, Organic Solid Waste Management
  • Sacramento International Airport, 7.9 MW PV Facility
  • San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Sustainability Initiatives, The Good Traveler Program; Green Concessions Program
  • Chicago Midway International Airport, Runway 13C-31C Rehab and EMAS Replacement
This year featured a record 27 nominations for consideration, showcasing how prominent the environmental focus has become within the aviation community. The Evaluation Committee included:
  • Paul Bowers, Publisher for Airport Improvement Magazine (AI)
  • Aileen Cho, Senior Editor of Transportation for Engineering News-Record (ENR)
  • Kris Russell, Environmental Program Manager, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
  • Denise Pronk, Program Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Schiphol Group
  • Melissa Solberg, Sustainability Manager, Tampa International Airport
  • Brendan Reed, Director, Planning & Environmental Affairs, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • Scott Morrissey, Senior Director, Sustainability, Denver International Airport
  • Lyne Michaud, Environment and Sustainability, Assistant Director, Aeroports de Montreal
  • Gene Peters, Director, Ricondo and Associates
  • Sara Christen-Hassert, Senior Managing Consultant, Landrum & Brown
The Airports Going Green Conference is the industry’s leading sustainability platform that translates relevant megatrends to the aviation sector in general and to airports in particular. Key concepts like value creation, impact measurement and activating purpose bring together aviation leaders, experts, and innovators from around the world.  The goal of AGG is to forge strong relationships and provide an exchange of knowledge between people and countries around the world in the area of sustainability in the aviation sector.
The 2017 Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference will be held Dallas, Texas at the  Hilton Anatolehotel, and is jointly hosted by Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). Register today at!

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