Design Futures Council


Premnath Sundharam


Senior Principal AIA, LEED AP, CEM, BEMP

Systems Thinking: Four Business Models to Accelerate Environmental Responsibility

DLR Group’s Applied Research Leader, Premnath Sundharam, AIA, identifies new business models for design innovation.

The recent Design Futures Council Leadership Summit for Environmental Responsibility in 2020 turned our attention toward technology’s role in the business of design to optimize design processes, construction, and operations for sustainable outcomes. While the summit provided insight and tools to support this effort, we recognize it will be a slow ascent with many small steps to achieve a collective, actionable commitment in environmental responsibility.

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