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.

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.
Report on Fire-Safety Challenges of Tall Wood Buildings Released
The performance of tall wood buildings under credible fire scenarios is the subject of a new report from the Fire Protection Research Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association.
DOE to Update Commercial-Building Reference Standard to 90.1-2013?
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently took the first step toward updating the commercial-building reference standard for state building energy codes from the 2010 edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, to the 2013 edition.
New Approach to Energy-Code Compliance Clears Major Hurdle
The International Green Construction Code development committee approved by a vote of 8-5 on May 4 a proposal to add what would be the first outcome-based compliance path in a model energy code.
USGBC Launches Real-Time LEED Green-Building Data Resource for States
The U.S. Green Building Council recently launched an online resource providing LEED green-building data in real time for each state and Washington, D.C.
Organizations Announce Commitment to Promote Resilient Buildings
Twenty-one associations representing professionals responsible for the design, construction, and operation of buildings, homes, transportation systems, landscapes, and public spaces recently announced an agreement to promote resilience: the ability to plan and prepare for, absorb, recover from, and adapt to adverse events.
WaterFurnace Renewable Energy to Acquire Chillit Chillers
WaterFurnace Renewable Energy Inc. recently announced it had entered into an agreement to acquire the assets and technology of Chillit Chillers, manufacturer of specialty chillers and geothermal heat pumps for large commercial and industrial applications.
Facility-Management Virtual Career Fair Set
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) will host a virtual career fair Wednesday, June 11, from noon to 3 p.m. CDT.
BSRIA Study: North America Energy-Services Market Back on Track
The energy-services market in North America has seen a slight uptick from its 2012 low point, but still has not reached its 2011 peak, a study conducted by BSRIA, the UK-based test, instruments, research, and consultancy organization providing specialist construction and building services, says.
Sounding Board (Letters to the Editor), May 2014
Letters from readers on HPAC Engineering content and HVACR-industry issues, May 2014
Report Forecasts Major Changes to the Data-Center Ecosystem
The data center as we know it will undergo massive changes over the next decade, a report recently released by Emerson Network Power says.
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ASHRAE 2014 Annual Conference to Feature Ground-Source-Heat-Pump Track
ASHRAE’s 2014 Annual Conference, which will be held June 28 to July 2 in Seattle, will feature a new track on ground-source heat pumps.
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ASHRAE Adds Supply-Water-Temp Class to Data-Center-Cooling Guidance
ASHRAE recently announced the publication of the second edition of “Liquid Cooling Guidelines for Datacom Equipment Centers.”
Johnson Controls to Acquire Air Distribution Technologies
Johnson Controls recently announced it reached a definitive agreement to acquire Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s Air Distribution Technologies business for approximately $1.6 billion.
Survey: College Sports Facilities Becoming Greener, More Sustainable
Collegiate athletic teams increasingly are adopting green and sustainable practices in operation of their facilities, a survey conducted by the University of Arizona Office of Sustainability and published by the Natural Resources Defense Council reveals.

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