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.

Call for Sustainability Award Nominations!

Help us recognize our fellow industry peers as aviation sustainability leaders and innovators! We invite you to nominate airport projects, initiatives, or individuals that embrace the principles of the CDA Sustainable Airport Manual (SAM) and exemplify sustainability leadership in the aviation industry. Nominees should demonstrate leadership, innovation, and embrace the ideal of the triple bottom line. Nominations should be submitted by Friday, August 28, 2015 to

8TH Annual AGG Nomination form

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

  • 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