Scott Arnold

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.

Articles
Yaskawa Releases Z1000U HVAC Matrix Drive
The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America Inc. recently announced the release of the Z1000U HVAC Matrix Drive.
Free Webinar on Data-Center Thermal Control Set
Data-center cooling systems must be finely tuned and controlled, if high efficiency and availability are to be achieved. Most data-center cooling systems, however, lack the advanced controls needed to optimize thermal performance.
Bell & Gossett Releases Second-Quarter Little Red Schoolhouse Schedule
Bell & Gossett, a brand of water-technology company Xylem Inc., recently released the second-quarter 2015 seminar schedule for its Little Red Schoolhouse in Morton Grove, Ill.
DOE, National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines
To enhance and streamline commercial-building workforce training and certification programs, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institute of Building Sciences recently announced new Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines.
Proposed Energy Standard for Data Centers, Telecommunications Buildings Open for Public Comment
Proposed ASHRAE Standard 90.4P, Energy Standard for Data Centers and Telecommunications Buildings, is open for public review—its first—until March 30, 2015.
AMCA Seeks Volunteers to Author Standard on Fan Efficiency Ratio
Air Movement and Control Association International Inc. is seeking volunteers to form a committee to author a standard introducing the fan-efficiency-ratio metric.
Papers Sought for 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference
ASHRAE is accepting papers for its 2016 Winter Conference, which will be held Jan. 23-27 in Orlando, Fla.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Utility-Monitoring, Control-Systems Contract to Schneider Electric
Energy-management specialist Schneider Electric recently announced it is one of 13 firms awarded a contract for engineering and services by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center.
Free Webinar on HVAC Flow and BTU Metering Set
HVAC metering increasingly is being used to establish baselines for performance measurement and management, verify energy savings, retrocommission equipment and systems, optimize and control central energy plants, and allocate costs.
Distech Controls to Be Acquired by Acuity Brands

Distech Controls Inc., provider of building-automation and energy-management solutions, announced it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Acuity Brands Inc., provider of intelligent lighting solutions.
InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance Member Helps School Reduce Energy Costs
Sinking Springs Elementary School in York, Pa., part of Central York School District, is saving $170,000 annually after completing energy-efficiency upgrades with the help of InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance member NRG Controls Inc. of Harrisburg, Pa.
Virginia Tech Gets Funding for Building-Automation-System Development
The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded Virginia Tech nearly $2 million to continue research and development of its Building Energy Management Open Source Software (BEMOSS) for small and medium-sized commercial buildings.
New HVACR Products, February 2015
Featuring a commercial tankless water-heating system, noise-control products and services, VRF units, and more!
Free Webinar on Optimizing Net-Energy Water Loops Set
As mandates to reduce energy consumption continue to sweep through the United States, HVAC design professionals are confronted with a bewildering choice of products that claim to deliver on the “green” promise.
ASHRAE 2015 Winter Conference: Outstanding Achievements Recognized
Sixty-six people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the built-environment industry during ASHRAE’s 2015 Winter Conference Jan. 24-28 in Chicago.
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