Karan comes from a background in the utility industry and a decade of experience in on-site and off-site construction.

As principal at Elemental Consulting, based in Kansas City, KS, he specializes in new buildings, retrofits, prefabrication and manufacturing, and community development. He is a Phius Certified Passive House Consultant, LEED GA, EcoDistricts AP, and CNU-Accredited.

Karan has a BA in Economics from New York University and Master’s Degrees in Environmental Management and Forestry from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.