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WELCOME TO THE DRAGON GROUP NEWSLETTER
Monday, July 18 2016

The Dragon Group LLC (TDG) is a platform to strengthen communities through transformative real estate development, green building consulting, holistic construction management and impactful community engagement. Our vision is to build better communities by improving environments and strengthening individuals through construction, real estate, education and mentorship.

Our newsletter is intended to share company news, project updates, and industry knowledge through our lens of expertise.  We hope you enjoy ---

Yvonne Dragon, Partner 
Randall Dragon, Partner
thedragongrp.com

PROJECT UPDATE

The Dragon Group has joined the AUC Vine City English Avenue EcoDistrict team.
The EcoDistrict focused on the westside of Atlanta is a public-private partnership that concentrates effort, resources and sustainability programming to ensure that this historic neighborhood is vibrant, connected, healthy and thriving. Partially funded by City of Atlanta’s Office of Sustainability and the Clinton Global Initiative, it is comprised of the Atlanta University Center (Spelman, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta University), English Avenue and Vine City Communities. The Dragon Group works towards neighborhood improvement and community engagement by participation and leadership on the following projects: Greening Your Home Series, AUC Energy Audits, MARTA Bus Stop beautification, Westside land use reviews, Relay Bike Share program, Heritage Bike Ride and other community engagement activities. 

The EcoDistricts is a national program using a people-centered framework for urban community and neighborhood development that promotes social, economic, and environmental sustainability.  EcoDistricts focuses on building up neighborhoods through public-private-civic partnerships and cross-sector collaboration and community activation.  It is also a certification program that highlights equity, resilience, and energy efficiency through set goals and objectives and performance benchmarking.  For more information, go to www.ecodistricts.org.

WHAT'S NEW

World Green Building Council sets goal for all buildings to be ‘net zero’ by 2050

Atlanta Launches Bike-Share

LOCAL BUZZ


TDG Partner/Chief Sustainability Officer, Randall Dragon was one of the 100 bike riders invited to join the launch of Relay, the City of Atlanta’s bike share program.  The Dragon Group is a part of the AUC Vine City English Avenue EcoDistrict team that is planning for Phase II of Atlanta’s bike share program on the west side. An avid bike rider and supporter of bike programs, Randall was a natural fit to participate in this event to celebrate access to more bikes in the city’s urban core.  Participants included Mayor Kasim Reed, several Councilmen, City of Atlanta staff, bicycle enthusiasts, and downtown workers.

IN THE COMMUNITY

POOL TIME


Just in time for the summer heat, the pool at our Highland Vista project is open to residents. Highland Vista is a reposition project in which TDG provides construction management of the 400 unit community done over 6 months. The community pool was renovated after 5 years of being closed and a playground and community garden are also being added. These common space features create a sense of community in the Jonesboro property.  The Dragon Group prides itself on not only providing top notch construction management services for private investors but fulfilling our mission to transform communities. 

 

Building a better environment.

Building a better community.
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