Max Rohr

Max Rohr is a graduate of the University of Utah. He is the REHAU Construction Academy Manager in Leesburg, Virginia. He has worked in the hydronics and solar industry for 16 years in the installation, sales and marketing sectors. Rohr is a LEED Green Associate and the Radiant Professional Alliance (RPA) Education Committee Chairman. He can be reached by email at max.rohr@mac.com and on Twitter at @maxjrohr.

Articles written by Max Rohr

There was an era between the use of rudimentary candles and lamps and the petroleum and coal powered economy of today. In the time between...more...

﷯Sometimes barriers to the growth of renewable energy are political. ﷯The cost premium, perceived or real, can be another issue. ﷯In some cases, projects stall...more...

I appreciate a well-designed tool; I attribute that part of my personality to my German ancestors. Regardless of the task, I value a tool that...more...

Energy infrastructure in the U.S. should help ensure our citizens have the safest, best and least expensive access to resources. Ideally, we would best utilize...more...

As someone who has been adjacent to the plumbing industry my entire life, when I hear non-plumbers say things like, “I’m just going to do...more...

We have the technology available today to transport clean water to every person on Earth. Would installing modern plumbing in every house in the world...more...

There isn’t a specific documented day in history that humans first controlled fire. However, my guess is that less than two weeks after that day,...more...

One house may have killed three famous men; all three deaths were preventable. These deaths are directly related to the lack of clean indoor plumbing....more...

In an election year, politicians usually tell you what you want to hear. They say your hometown will see lots of new jobs. This seems...more...

In my recent move to the East Coast, I realized how much trash is associated with relocation. By the time we finished unpacking and buying...more...

In the summer of 1983, the Glen Canyon Dam began to shake. The structure fought to hold back a surging Colorado River. A winter of...more...

Russ Rose, formerly of Heatway and Watts Radiant, would jokingly call the manufacturer’s representatives he worked with reptiles. Chances are, you have met a great...more...

In college, for a brief span, I decided I wanted to major in chemistry.  I have always been intrigued by how and why different elements...more...

I love reading about energy policy. In my opinion, it is the most impactful issue across the globe. Unfortunately, politicians often describe energy policy with...more...

Who decides where fresh water is allocated in your state? The Congress and Supreme Court are a last resort in the U.S. to decide who...more...

We have had a turbulent relationship with energy conservation in the U.S. At different times in our country’s history, one could have been looked down...more...

Would you like to move to an eco-township? An eco-township is essentially a sustainable planned community where people live and work, much like a college...more...

High LEED, HERS, RESNET and Energy Star building construction scores are cool energy efficiency certifications to strive for if you are a sustainability nerd, or...more...

If you want a hot tip on low gas prices, I know two places where filling up your car won’t break the bank. Saudi Arabia...more...

I am what could be described as a thermostat nerd. I enjoy walking into mechanical rooms where boilers are modulating along with some sort of smart control driving...more...