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Rod Oathout



  • Energy Services
  • Engineering
  • K-12 Schools
  • Principal
Rod Oathout
  • Principal

Rod is a mechanical engineer with a passion for helping clients meet and exceed their energy goals. He leads DLR Group's Energy Services Sector for the firm and collaborates with other renewable energy, commissioning, and building optimization design experts as a member of the national team. Since earning his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1991, Rod has become an expert consulting engineer focused on integrated design, energy conservation and renewable energy systems. He guides clients through the optimization process to help them better understand their challenges and opportunities for energy and operational savings. Rod is recognized as an expert in mechanical systems and an advocate for integrated design.

"My greatest achievement is turning a blank piece of paper into a building that impacts people's lives."

Rod has contributed to several publications and travels the country as a keynote speaker touting best practices in engineering design, renewable energy, and energy reduction strategies. He is the recipient of the Legend in Energy Award from the Association of Energy Engineers; is active in the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers; and is a certified energy manager through the Association of Energy Engineers.  Rod is also on the Editorial Advisory Board for Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine.