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.

Pace of Commercial-Real-Estate-Development Growth Quickens
The commercial-real-estate-development industry grew at its fastest pace since the economic recovery began in 2011, an annual report recently released by the NAIOP Research Foundation reveals.
ASHRAE’s Proposed Legionellosis Standard Open for Public Review
A fourth version of proposed ASHRAE Standard 188P, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, is open for public comment until Nov. 10, 2014.
CertainTeed Launches Online Learning Portal for Building Pros
Building-products company CertainTeed Corp. recently launched the Academy of Continuing Education, an online resource for professional training and technical information.
National BIM Standard Subject of Workshop
Architects, engineers, builders/contractors, and owners/clients attending ArchitectureBoston Expo Oct. 28-30 in Boston will get an insider's look at all parts of National BIM Standard-United States (NBIMS-US) Version 3.
More Than Half of U.S. Companies to Increase Energy Investment in 2015
According to a recent survey conducted by energy-management specialist Schneider Electric, three-quarters of decision makers at U.S. companies invested in energy-efficiency programs over the previous 12 months. Of those, more than half expected their investment in energy efficiency to be greater over the next 12.
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.

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