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 and on Twitter at @maxjrohr.

Articles written by Max Rohr

I’ve been to a handful of training rooms across the industry. Some have beautiful shrines dedicated to hydronics that include functional equipment. Some have a...more

When I was in eighth grade, there was a day that I had to select the classes I would take in the first year of...more

﷯Could a low-flow showerhead keep your house from sinking? ﷯Depending on the ground﷯ and groundwater ﷯below you, water efficiency could increase the stability of your...more

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

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 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

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

I recently took a trip to New Orleans. For a city that is technically 100 miles from the Gulf of Mexico along the Mississippi River,...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...more