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.

ASHRAE and Green Grid Publish Book on PUE Data-Center Energy Metric
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Study: 2013 ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 Nets Significant Energy Savings
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Trane Set to Begin Road Show of HVAC Equipment, Controls, Services
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ASHRAE Seeking Papers for 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago
ASHRAE has issued a call for papers for its 2015 Winter Conference, which will be held Jan. 24-28 in Chicago.
IFMA and CBRE Release ‘Facility Management Trend Report’
A white paper identifying key trends and opportunities within the facility-management industry is available from the International Facility Management Association.
Program for ASHRAE’s High Performance Buildings Conference Announced
ASHRAE recently announced the program for its third High Performance Buildings Conference, which will be held April 7 and 8 at Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.
Evaluating Compressor-System Performance Subject of Emerson Webinar
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ASHRAE Publishes ‘GreenGuide’ for Sustainable Buildings
ASHRAE recently announced the publication of the fourth edition of “ASHRAE GreenGuide: Design, Construction, and Operation of Sustainable Buildings.”
Addenda to ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Green-Building Standard Open for Comment
Five addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, are open for public comment until March 9, 2014.
USGBC Announces Top 10 States for LEED Green Building in 2013
The U.S. Green Building Council has released its 2013 list of the top 10 states for the LEED green-building rating system.
Danfoss Seeking Entries for 2014 EnVisioneer of the Year Competition
Danfoss, manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and motion systems, is seeking entries for its fifth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition.
Benchmarking Subject of Free Guide for Facility-Management Pros
Free guidance intended to help facility-management professionals make informed decisions and achieve goals related to benchmarking is available from the IFMA (International Facility Management Association) Foundation.
Port-A-Cool Announces New President and CEO
Port-A-Cool LLC, the Center, Texas-based designer and manufacturer of portable evaporative-cooling units, evaporative-cooling media, and accessories, recently named Ben Wulf president and chief executive officer.

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