David M. Elovitz


David M. Elovitz is a consulting energy systems engineer whose practice emphasizes analyzing the operation and performance of power plants, power distribution, refrigeration, and HVAC systems.  He received a BSME with Highest Honors from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1953 and is a Registered Professional Engineer.  Dave held engineering and management positions with major industries including Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and Honeywell, Inc.  Then he was Chief Engineer and a Vice President of Balco, a leading Boston area engineering and contracting firm.  In 1972 he left Balco to organize Medical Area Service Corporation.  MASCO provided utilities and support services to a group of ten non-profit institutions in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston.  In 1979, Mr. Elovitz left MASCO to devote full time to consulting clients.


As President of Energy Economics, Mr. Elovitz covers a diverse range of energy engineering.  Many assignments involve establishing performance criteria for mechanical and electrical systems or diagnosing and improving existing systems.  Others include master planning energy system infrastructure for new multi-million square foot projects and developing alternative, performance based code compliance on complex projects that traditional building codes do not address adequately.  Engineered smoke control systems are frequently involved.  He has been selected as an expert in court, arbitration, and mediation proceedings.


Mr. Elovitz wrote Chapter 1 of the 1987 ASHRAE HVAC Systems and Applications Handbook and is preparing the chapter on Building Air Distribution Systems for the 2000 Handbook, the energy chapter in McGraw Hill’s Handbook of Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings,the SMB Service Management Manual, and a variety of articles in engineering magazines and papers presented at national ASHRAE meetings.


Dave has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), where he was secretary of TC9.1 and chairman of one research project monitoring committee and member of several others, and continues to serve on TC5.6 and TC9.1.  He is also a member of the National Fire Protection Association, Firepro Institute, Ltd., and Society of Fire Protection Engineers.