Kenneth M. Elovitz is an engineering consultant who analyzes energy systems, emphasizing function and performance. Ken received a BS in Metallurgy and Materials Science with Highest Honors from Lehigh University in 1975 and is a Registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical and Electrical). He received a JD from Suffolk University Law School in 1984 and has been admitted to practice in state and federal courts.
He began his career as a Metallurgical Engineer with Bethlehem Steel Corp. where he performed process development, testing, and quality control functions in a full range of steel melting and finished product applications. Then as a Process Engineer for Texas Instruments, Ken was responsible for developing and implementing manufacturing processes for a product line of gold clad copper alloy strip used in electronic contacts.
Ken joined Energy Economics, Inc. in 1980 where he faces a wide variety of assignments. Almost all deal with assessing functional aspects of building systems, whether new, retrofit, or existing. His involvement ranges from developing design concepts and performance criteria to field testing and analysis. His skills often help resolve disputes, either formally or informally. His favorite assignments have heavy technical content, involve difficult problems, or present an opportunity to turn lemons into lemonade.
Mr. Elovitz has addressed local, regional, and national meetings of various technical societies and is featured on a videotape produced by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) on commissioning building systems. He also serves as engineering editor for a series of “practical guide” supplements to the ASHRAE Journal. He has published more than 35 papers and articles in ASHRAE Journal, ASHRAE Transactions, Plant Engineering, Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer.
Ken Elovitz is a member of ASHRAE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). He serves on NFPA’s technical committee on stationary internal combustion engines. He is also an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau, a former instructor in the Northeastern University Building Technology Program, and a past-president of his local chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Professional Engineers.
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