About Zachary Polovchik


Zach Polovchik is currently a 5th year student in the Architectural Engineering Program at the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Polovchik is also enrolled in the integrated Bachelor of AE/Master of AE program. He will graduate in December 2011 with this integrated degree with a focus in HVAC and mechanical systems. As for professional activities, Mr. Polovchik is a member of the international organization of The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), as well as the Penn State Chapter of ASHRAE.

During the summers of 2008 and 2009, Zach was employed as an Energy Engineering Intern at CLT Efficient Technologies Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation Energy Projects & Services Group, a Pittsburgh, PA based Energy Service Company (ESCO). During this time, he assisted in energy audits and energy projects to make buildings more energy efficient and reduce their energy usage. During the summer of 2010, Zach interned at Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc., in the Business Development Department to assist with the launch of their new Energy Management Services Division. Zach plans on taking the FE exam in the fall to gain EIT status upon graduating. After graduating, he hopes to continue a career in the industry of energy management and efficiency. He also aspires to get his CEM (Certified Energy Manager) Certificate and to become LEED AP.

Outside of academics, Zach has been very involved in the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) since a freshman. He has been a member of Rules & Regulations committees in the past and is currently a member of an independent THON organization known as A-7 THON.


Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Zachary Polovchik. Changes and discrepencies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.

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