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 Guideline on Specifying Building Automation Systems Published
ASHRAE recently announced the publication of ASHRAE Guideline 13-2014, Specifying Building Automation Systems.
Refrigeration Focus of 2014 ASHRAE Handbook
The 2014 ASHRAE Handbook, which covers refrigeration equipment and systems for applications other than human comfort, is available for purchase.
ASHRAE Installs Officers, Directors for 2014-15
ASHRAE installed officers and directors during its 2014 Annual Conference, held June 28 to July 2 in Seattle.
ASHRAE and IES Publish User’s Manual for Standard 90.1
ASHRAE recently announced the publication of a user’s manual for ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.
The Federal Way Public Schools Support Service Center.
HPAC Engineering Design Awards 2014 
For the Federal Way Public Schools Support Service Center in Federal Way, Wash., Bellevue, Wash.-based mechanical and electrical engineering firm Wood Harbinger was faced with the task of incorporating a bus depot, maintenance shops, vehicle-fueling stations, offices, classrooms, and storage space into one highly energy-efficient facility.
Outstanding Achievements Recognized at 2014 ASHRAE Annual Conference
Eighty-nine people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the built-environment industry during ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference, being held June 28 to July 2 in Seattle.
Report Highlights 
Key Building-Industry Priorities
Recommendations implementable in the near term that can serve as the basis for a national building policy are contained in the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council’s recently released 2013 report, “Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations From the Consultative Council.”
Meet the 2014 IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Recipients
In 2010, technology and consulting company IBM created the Smarter Cities Challenge, a competitive grant program intended to help cities address critical issues. For 2014, these 16 cities and regions were selected from more than 100 applicants from around the world.
Green Building Council Names Top 10 Countries for LEED Outside U.S.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently released its ranking of the top 10 countries for the USGBC’s LEED green-building certification system outside of the United States.
HPAC Engineering Advisor, Colleague Receive Defense Department Honor
HPAC Engineering Editorial Advisory Board member Michael K. West, PhD, PE, building-systems scientist, and Richard Combes, PhD, PE, energy-efficiency engineer, of AdvanTek Inc. recently received the 2013 Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Energy and Water Project of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Jason Silva, host of National Geographic Channel’s “Brain Games.”
‘Brain Games’ Host to Honeywell Users Group: Don’t Fear the Future
Self-proclaimed "wonder junkie" Jason Silva, host of National Geographic Channel’s “Brain Games,” served up “philosophical shots of espresso” as he delivered the keynote address at the 2014 Honeywell Users Group (HUG) in Scottsdale, Ariz., June 9, urging a crowd of 700 to embrace the future and all of its possibilities.
Kofi Smith, executive director of Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corp.
2014 Honeywell Users Group: Lessons in Becoming a ‘Game Changer’
During the 2014 Honeywell Users Group (HUG) in Scottsdale, Ariz., this morning, Kofi Smith, executive director of Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corp., the organization responsible for operations and maintenance at the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, shared pages from the “playbook of success.”
Energy Department Launches National Geothermal Data System 1
The U.S. Department of Energy recently launched the National Geothermal Data System, a free online tool intended to accelerate research and development to drive down the cost and improve the accuracy of subsurface exploration while encouraging investment in geothermal-energy production.
Air-Conditioning Refrigerants Subject of White Paper From Emerson
Refrigerants used in residential and commercial air-conditioning systems is the subject of a white paper from Emerson Climate Technologies Inc.
N.Y., Conn. HVAC Contractors Required to Recycle Mercury Thermostats
According to a new law, as of July 1, 2014, anyone who replaces a mercury-containing thermostat in New York or Connecticut must deliver it to an appropriate collection site to be recycled.

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