zumBrunnen Senior Project Manager Thomas M. Maher Passes Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Exam From the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

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Tom Maher successfully passes the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) exam demonstrating his professional knowledge of energy management practices. The building consultants at zumBrunnen are eager to offer an expanded list of energy-related services to their clients.

Tom Maher, PE, LEED Green Associate, Senior Project Manager, zumBrunnen, Inc.

The CEM designation provides assurance to our clients we are competent and qualified to assist with their energy management issues.

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zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is proud to recognize Thomas M. Maher, P.E., LEED® Green Associate, for passing the Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) exam. Upon approval from the Board, Maher will receive his CEM designation that recognizes individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency and ethical fitness in the energy management profession. The CEM designation is regarded as the most recognized and respected certification available in the field of energy management.

“As a firm of independent building consultants, we recognize the importance of energy conservation and smart energy management to maximize resources,” said Maher. “We look forward to developing new energy-related services for our clients to help them operate more efficiently. The CEM designation will also allow us to pursue new clients and opportunities where the credential is a requirement for doing business. The CEM designation provides assurance to our clients we are competent and qualified to assist with their energy management issues.”

Maher joined zumBrunnen in 2005, and he is a Senior Project Manager with the firm. His depth of experience includes over 30 years of professional work in the industry. Maher holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Delaware State University. He is certified as a LEED® Green Associate from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and he is also recognized as a Certified Level I Thermographer.

As a CEM candidate, Maher met the following qualification criteria: a 4-year degree in engineering or architecture or Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Registered Architect (R.A.) and 3+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management. (The prerequisites to qualify for the certification process take into account a diversity of education and professional experience and are outlined on the application form.)

About the Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) Credential:

Since its inception in 1981, the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) credential has become widely accepted and used as a measure of professional accomplishment within the energy management field. It has gained industry-wide use as the standard for qualifying energy professionals both in the United States and abroad. Individuals granted the use of the CEM designation have distinguished themselves as earning the highest level of competency in energy management.

Testing is administered through the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a non-profit professional association established in 1977. AEE offers programs, seminars, conferences, books, tradeshows and expositions, job listings, and certification programs. With over 32 years of being a voice and resource for the energy industry, AEE is a growing membership organization serving the commercial, industrial, institutional and government marketplace. For more information about the AEE and the CEM program, please visit http://www.aeecenter.org/certification/cem.

About zumBrunnen, Inc.:

zumBrunnen, Inc. was founded in 1989. The Atlanta-based firm specializes in construction consulting, property condition assessments, facility condition assessments, long-range capital reserve study planning services and thermal imaging 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. The firm is a member of LeadingAge and is active in various state chapters of the association. The firm is also involved with the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services (CLAS), Life Services Network (LSN), Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA), Community Associations Institute (CAI) and various state chapters, North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). For more information about zumBrunnen, please visit http://www.zumBrunnen.com.

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