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.

Energy Department Invests $6 Million in Commercial-Building Efficiency
The U.S. Energy Department recently announced up to $6 million in funding for the deployment and demonstration of four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings across the country.
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Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Quietside Corp.
Samsung Electronics America Inc., the Ridgefield Park, N.J.-based provider of digital consumer electronics and information-technology products, announced today it has agreed to acquire Quietside Corp., provider of comfort products for homes and businesses.
National Hockey League Encourages Water Efficiency in Sports Venues
In its first-ever Sustainability Report, the National Hockey League estimates its 30 member clubs use more than 321 million gal. of water each year, with roughly 12,500 gal. required to make one ice sheet. With so much water being used, the league is encouraging sports venues to take measures to use water more efficiently.
HPAC Engineering Advisor and Past ASHRAE President Bill Coad Dies
Longtime HPAC Engineering Editorial Advisory Board member and past ASHRAE president William J. “Bill” Coad died Aug. 9.
ASHRAE Announces Fall 2014 Online Courses
ASHRAE Learning Institute recently announced its Fall 2014 series of online courses, which includes a new course, “Building Demand Response and the Coming Smart Grid.”
Workshops on Cybersecurity for Building Control Systems Set
The National Institute of Building Sciences is sponsoring introductory and advanced workshops on cybersecurity for building control systems Aug. 27 and 28 in Washington, D.C.
Papers Sought for 2015 ASHRAE Annual Conference
ASHRAE is seeking papers for its 2015 Annual Conference, which will be held June 27 to July 1 in Atlanta.
Report Highlights Opportunities for Cooling World’s Data Centers
Data traffic will triple over the next three years, with demand for equipment to cool data centers growing just as fast, a new report from Lux Research says.
Viessmann 2014 Fall Open-House Event Set
Heating-products-and-solutions provider Viessmann Manufacturing Co. will host its annual fall open-house event for trade professionals Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its facility in Warwick, R.I.
ASHRAE Introduces New Strategic Plan
Connect, educate, extend, and adapt are the four goals of ASHRAE’s newly adopted strategic plan, introduced during the organization’s 2014 Annual Conference, held June 28 to July 2 in Seattle.
Cleaver-Brooks Acquires Two Boiler Companies
Cleaver-Brooks, Thomasville, Ga.-based provider of boiler-room products and systems, recently announced the acquisition of two Texas-based boiler sales and service companies: Holman Boiler Works Inc. and Affiliated Power Services.
USGBC Launches Real-Time International Green-Building Data Resource
Following the April launch of an online resource providing LEED green-building data in real time for each state and Washington, D.C., the U.S. Green Building Council recently announced an expansion of the resource to the more than 150 countries with LEED projects under way.
Energy Dept. Invests $14 Million in Building-Efficiency Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects intended to dramatically reduce energy consumption in commercial and residential buildings.
GALLERY: Most Popular HPAC Engineering IAQ & Ventilation Content
Looking to broaden your knowledge about nonresidential-building indoor-air quality (IAQ) and ventilation? Here is your guide to HPAC Engineering's most-viewed IAQ- and ventilation-related content.
Addendum to ASHRAE Guideline on Specifying BAS Open for Public Review
An addendum to ASHRAE’s newly published Guideline 13-2014, Specifying Building Automation Systems, is open for an advisory public review until July 21.

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