About EcoHill Solutions
EcoHill LLC is a green building and sustainable business consulting firm that understands the importance of listening to our clients, and working with them to achieve their green goals and energy efficiency objectives. EcoHill’s combination of lighting systems and HVAC experience, coupled with our LEED and ASHRAE knowledge, makes us a unique and powerful tool for your organization. Our consulting services are based on proven techniques within the green building industry, and follow the guidelines of Energy Star, ASHRAE, and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification program. EcoHill LLC is an Energy Star Partner and has a LEED Accredited Professional on staff. Our design group includes HVAC-R designers with nearly 50 years of combined experience, and over 20 years in geothermal, air and ground source heat pumps, and building controls.
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Jonathan Backos, LEED AP BD+C
Jonathan Backos brings a unique sustainable business prospective to EcoHill Solutions. He obtained one of the first Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Science & Management from the Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University in 2004, and his MBA program at Walsh College in Troy, Michigan. The combination of Jon's environmental science and business management background helps clients see the benefits of green solutions from both sides. He is responsible for making sure that sustainable design is not only be good for the environment, but profitable for business, as well. He focuses on design strategies that produce high return on investments and low maintenance, often advocating for solutions under a 5-year return-on-investment. He manages and reviews all of the energy audits on projects. Jon is also on the Outreach and Events Committee and Board of Directors of the USGBC Detroit Chapter.
Laurent Kanago, LEED AP O+M, Associate ASHRAE Member
The youngest partner of EcoHill Solutions, Laurent Kanago is responsible for all aspects of project management relating to Sustainability including: programming, material selection, project documentation, site visits, communication and coordination, energy analysis, and cost-estimation.
Having worked all stages of the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings, he has a comprehensive understanding of positions and interests of all stakeholders.
Laurent finished his Bachelor of Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago for Architecture in 2008. Laurent is engaged in various associations promoting advancements in architecture and construction and raising awareness of climate change and local and national policies.
Ken Reibeling, ASHRAE Member
Kenneth Reibeling is a licensed mechanical and refrigeration contractor with 25 years of commercial, industrial, residential and institutional hvac design build experience. He has working experience with local and national architectural firms, specializing in energy efficient design technologies such as geothermal, solar, building automation systems, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems. Ken acts as the commissioning agent on most projects. Having done dozens of commissioning and design/building projects through KMR Design Group, he understands that experience matters.