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.

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.
ASHRAE Announces Call for Papers for 2016 Annual Conference
ASHRAE is seeking papers for its 2016 Annual Conference, which will be held June 25-29 in St. Louis, Mo.
Greenheck Recognized in WSPE New Product Competition
Greenheck, the Schofield, Wis.-based manufacturer of commercial, institutional, and industrial air-movement, conditioning, and control equipment, recently was awarded second place in the 2014 Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE) New Product Competition.
SMACNA Introduces Phenolic-Duct Construction Standard
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) recently announced the publication of the first edition of its Phenolic Duct Construction Standard.
U.S. Energy-Storage-Management-Systems Market to Grow Tenfold by 2019
The U.S. market for energy-storage-management systems—software suites designed to increase the operating efficiency and overall value of energy storage—will grow tenfold between 2014 and 2019, reaching $136 million, GTM Research says in its latest report.
Program for 2015 ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference Set
ASHRAE recently announced the schedule for its 2015 Energy Modeling Conference, which will be held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta.
Building Commissioning-Authority Workshop and Exam Set
AABC Commissioning Group will hold its next commissioning-authority workshop and certification exam Saturday, June 27, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta.
CALMAC Offering Free Commercial-Building Energy-Bill Analysis
CALMAC, manufacturer of ice-based energy-storage systems, is offering free online energy-bill analysis for commercial-building owners and facility and energy managers.
View Webinar on School Summer HVAC Maintenance and Upgrades on Demand
HPAC Engineering’s May 14 webinar on important tasks that should be performed during summer break to ensure school HVAC systems operate reliably and efficiently throughout the school year is available for viewing on demand.
Move to Commercial-Building Performance Outcomes Outlined in Report
A report examining opportunities, barriers, and next steps associated with the commercial-building industry’s transition from design-phase estimates of energy use based on models to measurements of performance outcomes based on actual energy use is available.
ASHRAE Provides Guidance for Determining Office-Equipment Heat Gain
Guidance for determining office-equipment heat gain is contained in a new standard from ASHRAE.
GALLERY: Most Popular HPAC Engineering HVAC Motors and Drives Content
Looking to broaden and deepen your knowledge about HVAC motors and drives? Here is your guide to HPAC Engineering's most-viewed motors-and-drives-related content.
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