Atlanta, GA – November 16, 2010 – zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is presenting a training session titled “Lower Your Overall Operating Expense:  Assess – Plan – Execute” on Tuesday, November 30 at the Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (FAHSA) Annual Maintenance & Environmental Services Workshop in Orlando, FL. John zumBrunnen, President and Founder of the firm, will instruct attendees on ways to identify hidden issues to preempt future repairs and how to identify potential problems and make improvements based on LEED criteria for existing buildings. He will also explain budget planning concepts to ensure adequate maintenance funding and discuss the fundamentals of a preventative maintenance program.

John zumBrunnen has over four decades of experience in the industry, and he established his independent building consulting firm in 1989. He is also the inventor of the FacilityForecast® software system and a respected speaker in the senior living industry. He is a member of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), Community Association Institute (CAI) and Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA), and a faculty member for the Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS) as a Certified Aging Services Professional (CASP) at the University of North Texas (UNT).

About FAHSA:

The Florida Association for Homes and Services for the Aging (FAHSA) was established in 1963 as a nonprofit organization. Its purpose is to provide leadership, advocacy, and education for retirement housing and nursing home communities that serve the needs of Florida’s retirees. The association is comprised of approximately 500 premiere elder care organizations and business associates. For more information, please visit www.fahsa.org.

About zumBrunnen:

zumBrunnen, Inc. was founded in 1989. The Atlanta-based firm specializes in construction consulting, facility assessments, property condition assessments and long-range capital reserve planning services for a diverse list of national clients. The firm is also recognized for their proprietary FacilityForecast® Software System, a unique facilities condition assessment and budgeting tool designed to forecast and manage long-term capital replacement expenses and to provide custom reserve funding plans designed to their client’s business model.

The firm has completed notable projects in a variety of market sectors including senior living, healthcare, multi-family, educational, institutional, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. In addition to membership in FAHSA, the firm is also involved in the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) and various other state chapters, the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), Life Services Network (LSN), National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA), Community Associations Institute (CAI), Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).

For more information about zumBrunnen, email info@zumbrunnen.com.

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