zumBrunnen Selected to Present Educational Session at FAHSA's 47th Annual Convention & Exposition

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zumBrunnen, an Atlanta-based building consulting firm specializing in senior living facilities, is co-presenting an educational seminar on strategic planning, LEED and preventative maintenance programs at the FAHSA Annual Convention & Exposition on Thursday, July 29, 2010. zumBrunnen will also have a booth in the exposition hall.

zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is presenting an educational seminar titled "Strengthen Your Bottom Line with Strategic Planning, LEED and Preventative Maintenance Programs" on Thursday, July 29 from 8:30 - 10:30 am at the Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (FAHSA) annual convention in Boca Raton, FL. John zumBrunnen, President and Founder of zumBrunnen, Inc., will discuss the the importance of long-term capital planning and the new LEED-EB program for certification of existing buildings. Joshua Malbogat, Account Executive with Windmill Software, Inc., will serve as a co-presenter and discuss the importance of preventative maintenance (PM) programs. In addition to the presentation, zumBrunnen, Inc. will also be in booth 604 in the exposition area.

"Strengthen Your Bottom Line with Strategic Planning, LEED and PM Programs" explains how proper assessment, long-term planning and prevention strategies work together to reduce expenses. The educational session is good for 2.0 CEUs and is geared for managers, executives and board members. zumBrunnen will focus on the importance of long-term capital planning and will also discuss the "4R's" of whether to repair, renovate, reposition or replace a facility and discuss the new LEED-EB program for certification of existing buildings. Malbogat will discuss preventative maintenance programs and how to bridge the gap between strategy and execution in real life scenarios. He will discuss the three key pillars of maintenance and their importance, key characteristic of an effective work order system, how to increase productivity and quality, and how to stay in compliance and reduce costs.

About FAHSA:

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. The FAHSA Annual Convention & Exposition is being held July 25-29, 2010 at the Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, FL. For more information, please visit http://www.fahsa.org.

About the Speakers:

John zumBrunnen, Founder and President of zumBrunnen, Inc., has over four decades of experience, 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).

Joshua Malbogat, Account Executive with Windmill Software, Inc., has worked with over 300 senior living communities across the US and Canada (in 35 states and five provinces), helping leaders at all levels gain control of physical plant management. His extensive experience of the maintenance management challenges retirement communities face means he is recognized as a subject matter expert and valued for his insight. Malbogat regularly speaks at regional, national, and international conferences. He is also a member of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA). For more information, please visit http://www.pmworx.com.

About zumBrunnen, Inc.:

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 and operating expenses, depreciation expenses and income. The firm has completed notable projects in a variety of market sectors including: senior living, institutional, healthcare, multi-family, mixed use, retail, office, warehouse, industrial, hospitality and public assembly. For more information, please visit http://www.zumbrunnen.com.

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