Rand Ekman, AIA, LEED Fellow
Rand Ekman is the Director of Sustainability at Cannon Design, where he provides leadership on sustainable projects and practices. He also leads the firm’s Sustainable Consulting Group, which provides clients, organizations and institutions with design assistance, building energy analysis, sustainable program management, LEED consulting and environmental standards development. In 2012, Ekman was among 43 of the world’s most distinguished green building professionals selected as a LEED Fellow—the green building industry’s most prestigious professional designation—through an extensive peer nomination and portfolio review process.
Ekman is the 2012 President of the AIA Chicago Board and a member of the USGBC Market Advisory Committee where he assisted the AIA in developing the 2030 Commitment's current reporting protocol and tool. An engaging public speaker, he has presented at local, regional and national conferences on sustainable project and practice topics. While Rand is part of the team on with many high-performance projects, he is particularly interested in driving broad-based, measurable change to all Cannon Design’s project work and across the firm's practice.