Scott Arnold

Executive Editor,
HPAC Engineering

Described by a colleague as "a cyborg ... requir(ing) virtually no sleep, no time off, and bland nourishment that can be consumed while at his desk" who was sent "back from the future not to terminate anyone, but with the prime directive 'to edit dry technical copy' in order to save the world at a later date," Scott Arnold joined the editorial staff of HPAC Engineering in 1999. Prior to that, he worked as an editor for daily newspapers and a specialty-publications company. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Kent State University.

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Calendar of HVACR Training and Education Events 3
Are you looking to expand your knowledge and/or sharpen your skills in a particular area of HVACR? Do you have certification requirements you need to meet? Here is a list of upcoming industry education and training events.
USGBC Announces Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Outside U.S.
The countries that made the list for 2015 are geographically and culturally diverse, representing seven of the world’s 20 largest single-nation economies by gross domestic product, as well as six of the top 11 emitters of greenhouse gases.
GALLERY: Most Popular HPAC Engineering Fire- and Smoke-Control Content
Looking to broaden and deepen your knowledge about fire and smoke control? Here is your guide to HPAC Engineering's most-viewed fire-and-smoke-related content.
Smart-Meter Revenue to Grow 16.9 Percent Annually
Growing demand for smart meters and aggressive adoption in states such as Texas and California over the last five years is fueling a surge in smart-meter manufacturing, which is now a $1.8 billion industry, business-intelligence publisher IBISWorld Inc. says.
Urban Green Council Launches Benchmarking Website for NYC Buildings
Urban Green Council recently launched Metered New York, an online tool allowing New York City building owners and occupants to view their buildings’ energy and water use, see how it stacks up against others’, and find out how to improve efficiency.
GBCI, Canada Green Building Council Teaming to Advance WELL Standard
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and the Canada Green Building Council recently announced an agreement to promote and advance the WELL Building Standard in Canada.
5 Things to Consider 
When Choosing a Building-Project-Delivery Method
The Design-Build Institute of America recently announced the publication of “Choosing a Project Delivery Method,” a free brochure intended to help building owners determine the project-delivery method best suited to their needs.
ASHRAE Installs Officers, Directors for 2015-16
ASHRAE installed new officers and directors during its 2015 Annual Meeting, held June 27 to July 1 in Atlanta.
Rick Fedrizzi to Step Down as USGBC CEO at end of 2016
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced Rick Fedrizzi will not seek renewal of his contract as chief executive officer at the end of 2016.
First Electric Refrigerator on Display at ASHRAE Headquarters
The first successful electric household refrigerator, manufactured nearly 100 years ago, is on display at ASHRAE Headquarters in Atlanta.
Danfoss Leads Exec Dialogue at 2015 Energy Efficiency Global Forum
Mark Menzer, director, public affairs, Danfoss North America, moderated an executive dialogue during the Alliance to Save Energy’s 2015 Energy Efficiency Global Forum, held May 12 and 13 in Washington, D.C.
Johnson Controls, U.S. Energy Association Host Energy Efficiency Forum

Johnson Controls and the U.S. Energy Association welcomed energy-sector thought leaders to the 2015 Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C., June 11.
Samsung/Quietside Relocates Texas Office and Warehouse
Samsung HVAC recently moved its Texas operation, office, and warehouse to Roanoke, Texas.
2015 ASHRAE Handbook Focuses on HVAC Applications
New chapters on smart building systems and moisture management in buildings are included in the 2015 edition of ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Applications.
Nonresidential Construction Grows Despite Labor Pinch, Rising Costs
The nonresidential-construction sector continues to grow at a solid pace, reflecting 18 months of improving activity despite rising costs of construction materials and labor and a slight decline in regional economies where most construction activity is taking place, FMI’s Nonresidential Construction Index for the second quarter of 2015 says.
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