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.

IFMA’s Second Facility-Management Virtual Career Fair Set
The International Facility Management Association will host its second Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from 1-4 p.m. ET.
Free Webinar on School Summer HVAC Maintenance and System Upgrades Set 1
On Thursday, May 14, at 2 p.m. ET, join HPAC Engineering and sponsor Yaskawa America Inc. for a free webinar covering important tasks that should be performed during summer break to ensure school HVAC systems operate reliably and efficiently throughout the school year, providing good indoor-air quality and thermal and acoustical comfort for students and staff members.
EVAPCO Introduces AXS Cross-Flow Cooling Tower
EVAPCO Inc.’s AXS line of open cooling towers utilizing cross-flow technology is equipped to perform efficiently in high-load conditions with a minimal footprint.
Hydra-Zorb Insulation Couplings Available for Polypropylene Pipe
Hydra-Zorb recently announced the availability of its Klo-Shure insulation couplings for metric-sized polypropylene pipe systems.
Innovative Dehumidifier Releases Multifamily Mold-Prevention Solution
Innovative Dehumidifier Systems LLC’s IW25-1 dehumidifier is designed to protect multifamily units from mold.
KMC Controls Building-Automation Controllers, Sensors Simplify VAV
Developed to address the need for simplicity in digital variable-air-volume (VAV) projects, SimplyVAV from KMC Controls offers an economical way to meet project requirements for stand-alone operation or automated/integrated systems.
Greenheck Expands Rooftop Ventilation Line With Model RV(E)-120
Greenheck announced the expansion of its packaged rooftop ventilation line with the addition of Model RV(E)-120, a pre-engineered system featuring increased performance capabilities for larger dedicated outdoor-air systems, multizone variable-air-volume (VAV) systems, and single-zone VAV systems.
Free Webinar on Humidity and CO2 Measurement Set 1
In building-automation applications, reliable humidity measurement is critical to consistent human comfort and productivity and low maintenance, while in demand-controlled-ventilation systems, carbon-dioxide measurement is important to efforts to optimize energy efficiency.
DOE Invests Nearly $8 Million for Development of Next-Generation HVAC
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced nearly $8 million to advance research and development of next-generation HVAC technologies offering significant energy and cost savings in new and existing buildings.
Emerson Network Power Introduces Data-Center Air-Handling Solutions
Emerson Network Power recently introduced what it is calling the industry’s most comprehensive line of air-handling solutions for mission-critical environments.
GALLERY: 7 Steps to Cleaner Condenser and Air-Handler Coils
Springtime is the right time to perform condenser- and air-handler-coil cleaning and maintenance, as it can help to ensure systems perform properly throughout the hot season without consuming excessive amounts of energy.
Global Coalition for Green Schools Names Greenest School on Earth
The Global Coalition for Green Schools, an initiative of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, has announced the Greenest School on Earth for 2015.
LEED to Recognize Living Building Challenge Energy, Water Requirements 1
The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced it will recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge green-building system within the LEED green-building program.
‘Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores’ Available
“Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores,” the fifth in a series of publications providing recommendations for achieving 50-percent energy savings over the minimum requirements in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is now available.
Field Controls Introduces Medical-Grade Commercial Air Purifier
Field Controls recently introduced the Cube, a multistage air purifier for fast eradication of volatile organic compounds, odors, germs, and particulate.
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