Gary M. Elovitz


Gary M. Elovitz is an engineering consultant experienced in design, analysis, and troubleshooting of HVAC and power distribution systems.  He received a BS in  Engineering with Highest Honors from Northeastern University and is a Registered Professional Engineer.  He also earned a BA with High Honors from Dartmouth College in 1980 and an MA from Harvard University in 1982.  Gary has been with Energy Economics, Inc. since 1982.


Using both field investigation and technical analysis, Mr. Elovitz looks beneath the surface of a problem in his efforts to find underlying causes.  His knowledge and experience with building systems – including HVAC, Controls, Electrical, and Life Safety – form the foundation of his interdisciplinary engineering approach.


Gary handles a wide range of office, retail, institutional, and residential projects.  His services include:


  • Developing design and performance criteria for HVAC, Kitchen Exhaust, Plumbing, Electrical, & Fire Alarm systems, and checking designs for adequacy and capability.
  • Field testing and analysis of operating problems including comfort, indoor air quality, noise and odors, control, energy consumption, and operating costs.
  • Evaluating the condition of existing mechanical and electrical systems to help develop strategies for maintenance and system upgrades.


Mr. Elovitz has provided litigation consultation for both plaintiff and defense in matters including boiler failure, design of HVAC and steam distribution systems, and product liability.


Gary was previously a manufacturing engineer at Ein Zurim Metals, an Israeli manufacturer of very high pressure valves and fittings.  There he tooled up new production, diagnosed and repaired malfunctioning equipment, and improved production efficiency.


Gary is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  He has published articles on cogeneration and kitchen ventilation.  He is a member of ASHRAE Kitchen Ventilation Technical Committee, where he is a contributing author of the 1995 ASHRAE Handbook chapter on Kitchen Ventilation.