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Rand Ekman is the Director of Sustainability at Cannon Design, where he provides leadership on sustainable projects and practices throughout the network of 15 offices. 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. Stewarding LEED projects for over a decade, Rand has garnered awards from The Urban Land Institute, Financial Times, and the AIA.

Rand is a member of the USGBC Market Advisory Committee and the 2012 President of the AIA Chicago. Work with the AIA includes assisting in developing the AIA 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 involved with many high-performance projects, he is particularly interested in driving broad-based, measurable change in architectural project work and practice.