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.

Addenda to ASHRAE/IES Energy Standard 90.1 Open for Public Review
Fourteen proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are open for public comment, including Addendum l, which adds multiple compliance options to ensure verification of delivered building-envelope performance.
Green Building Council Names 2014 Best of Building Award Recipients
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced the recipients of the 2014 Best of Building awards.

ASHRAE Looking to Grow Involvement in Residential
ASHRAE research shows the residential sector is of growing importance, which is leading the society to explore ways it can contribute most effectively to the improvement of residential-building performance.
ASHRAE Proposes Alternate Compliance Path in IAQ Standard
An alternate compliance path for existing buildings is one of six proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, open for public comment until Oct. 5.
GALLERY: Most Popular HPAC Engineering Building-Controls Content
Looking to broaden your knowledge about controls for nonresidential buildings? Here is your guide to HPAC Engineering's most-viewed building-controls-related content.
Armstrong International, Cleaver-Brooks Offering Steam/Boiler Course
Armstrong International and Cleaver-Brooks are joining forces for Empowering Steam Best Practices, a two-day interactive training program to be held Oct. 21 and 22 at Armstrong University in Three Rivers, Mich.
Survey Examines Hot Weather’s Impact on Office Productivity
A survey conducted by One Poll on behalf of U.K.-based air-conditioning and heating specialist Andrews Sykes Hire reveals how hot conditions affect productivity in the workplace.
ASHRAE Supports Change to PE-License Requirement
ASHRAE is voicing its support of a move by U.S. engineering and surveying licensing boards to remove a requirement for an additional 30 credit hours to obtain licensure as a professional engineer.
Survey of Building-Code Pros Forecasts Exodus of Talent
Building-code officials are a mature group and planning to retire in significant numbers in the not-too-distant future, a recent survey conducted by the National Institute of Building Sciences on behalf of the International Code Council reveals.
Seattle-Area Young Engineers in ASHRAE Planning Series of Free Events
“Challenges Met and Survived” is the central theme of a series of free events being planned by the Puget Sound Chapter of ASHRAE’s Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) group.
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.”

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