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Meet The Founders

Yvonne DragonRandall Dragon

We saw a need for solutions, strategies, and realistic implementation plans to green the built environment. In 2014, we took the entrepreneurial leap, founded The Dragon Group, and never looked back.

Launched from our kitchen table, our goal was to be real estate innovators at the intersection of Sustainability and Construction Management by leveraging partnerships, young talent, and technology to deliver differentiated services throughout the US. Project by project we built a reputation as trusted advisors, project executors, and innovators. Many years later our brilliant team of engineers, scientists, and project managers lead projects up and down the east coast and we are still the only Sustainability and Construction Management firm in the Southeast.

We also developed a year-round internship program to expose black and brown students to entrepreneurship, sustainability, and climate change. As we have grown, we have set our sights on fighting climate change by offering ESG strategies. We are still committed to our community but our view and definition of community is broader and our desire for impact greater.

The Dragon Group is a sustainable enterprise focused on improving the world and leaving it better than we found it and creating waves of impact for decades to come. As we advise others on their ESG strategies, we are embodying and living our own ESG story and this is what inspires us each and every day.

The Dragon Group is

An ESG / Sustainability Consulting firm fighting climate change and building low carbon communities one building at a time

A provider of ESG Strategies / Sustainability and Real Estate Develop Advisory for local, national, and international clients

A team of engineers, project managers, designers, scientists, and strategists who leverage their subject matter expertise to collaborate and problem-solve around decarbonization of the built environment

A certified female and minority-owned firm that is committed to equity in our recruitment and retention practices

An organization dedicated to entrepreneurship, community, collaboration, and innovation

TDG ESG / Sustainability Goals

The Dragon Group Carbon Footprint Baseline Report 2021

As the effects of climate change increase and intensify as a crisis on a global scale, The Dragon Group is committed to providing solutions to combat this crisis. Taking our commitment to fight climate change one step further, we have established The Dragon Group’s ESG / Sustainability Goals to ensure we are leading by example.

  • Achieve Net Zero carbon emissions across business operations by 2030

  • Employ a Diverse Workforce

  • Achieve Zero Waste across business operations by 2030

  • Eliminate gender pay inequalities

  • Eliminate Single-Use Plastics now

  • Focus Our Work on the Following UN SDGs

Project and client experience of our team includes:

Randall Dragon
Co-Founder, Chief Technical Officer

Randall C. Dragon

Randall is Co-founder and Principal of The Dragon Group, LLC (TDG). He is a passionate business and community leader. A self proclaimed sustainability and construction nerd, he has over 22 years of leading programs and projects. He has worked with various building types including office, innovation centers, aviation, mixed-use, and higher education. Randall is dedicated to reducing the overall impact of climate change by focusing on decarbonizing and greening the built environment.

A thought leader and subject matter expert on ESG and Sustainability Randall has led more than 60+ LEED and sustainable projects for clients including AC Hotels, Hilton, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Microsoft, Keysight Technologies, and many more. He is a LEED® Accredited Professional. LEED Green Rater, National Green Building Standard Verifier, and a licensed contractor in the state of Georgia.

His honors and affliations include UF’s The Green Building Learning Collaborative, ULI CLF Class of 2016, Leadership Buckhead Class of 2014 and ENR’s Southeast Top 20 under 40.

Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer

Yvonne J. Dragon

Yvonne Dragon is a Founder and Partner of The Dragon Group, LLC (TDG). A visionary she leads and executes around the strategic direction of the firm. She also heads up projects centered around Sustainability Strategy, Green Building Consulting, Stakeholder Engagement and Owners Representation. Yvonne has over 25 years of strategy and marketing experience in the Design and Construction industry.

Yvonne leads TDG’s Aviation and Healthy Building Practices. Her strategy is a key part of projects ranging from airports (including ATL, BWI and RDU) to Innovation Centers throughout the Southeast.

Yvonne has advised over 200 CEOs, Directors and Entrepreneurs around strategy, stakeholder engagement and messaging during the course of her career.

Yvonne’s honors and affiliations include Georgia Engineer’s Top Women in Engineering, Babson College’s top entrepreneurial coach, Goldman Sach’s 10K Small Biz Program Class of 2018, and ULI CFL Class of 2017.