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Each year, the Chicago Department of Aviation is proud to celebrate sustainability accomplishments i​n the aviation industry by recognizing projects, programs, initiatives and individuals that exemplify sustainability leadership. 

The Airports Going Green Conference and Awards Program were established with the belief that industry sharing and recognition are key elements to advancing sustainability achievement and innovation. ​

Congratulations to the 2020 Airports Going Green Award Recipients!​​​​

Please send nominations for 2021 Airports Going Green Awards using this form to

202​0 Airports G​​​oing Green Awards:​​​​​​​​​

  • 2020 Pioneer in Aviation Sustainability:
    Bryan C. Wagoner, P.E.,​ Director, Department of Environment and Sustainability, Wayne County Airport Authority

  • Outstanding Sustainability Program:
    Indianapolis Airport Authority
    Sustainability Toolkit​

  • Leadership in Development Practices for High Performance Buildings:
    Anthony Bernheim, Healthy & Resilient Buildings Program Manager, San Francisco International Airport​​​

  • Leadership in Sustainability Enterprise Management:
    Brendan J. Reed, Director of Planning & Environmental Affairs, San Diego International Airport/San Diego County Regional Airport Authority