Residential Construction: What's New in 2017
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Residential Construction WHAT'S NEW IN 2017

When: February 17, 2017
8:00 am-12:00 pm | 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Where: Builders Association of the Twin Cities
2960 Centre Pointe Drive
Rosevile, Minnesota  55113
United States
Contact: Tom Gavaras

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What’s New in Residential Construction

Larry Mayer, Solution Design Inc.,

Sandra Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service


Two class times (only need to attend one class)

8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 – 5:00 pm


$39 per person


Location: Builders Association of the Twin Cities, 2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville


This class is open to everyone. Four (4) continuing education credits are available for:

-        MN Contractor Credits through the MN Dept. of Labor & Industry

-        MN Realtors and MN Appraisers through the MN Dept. of Commerce

-        MN State Board of Assessors

-        Appraisal Institute in MN and ND


We are in the year 2017 and things have changed since you built or bought your house I bet! Do the following terms sound familiar to you? Energy Ratings, HERS Index Report, Air Changes Per Hour (ACH), High-Performance House, Smart House, Green House, Net Zero Energy House, Passive Solar House, Zero Energy Ready House. Did you ever think you’d see the day that you could live in a 5,800-square foot house in the Midwest with a 1200 square foot heated garage and have an annual natural gas bill of $700? This course will introduce you to some basic building science and into an actual real-life story of a home in the Midwest that had a $700 natural gas bill last year. 


Larry Mayer, an energy engineer/auditor at Solution Design Inc., has more than 20 years of experience in commercial building energy efficiency solutions in ND, MN, and SD including 11 years with Honeywell. He designs and manages the construction of residential and commercial energy retrofits to solve drafts, ice dams, moisture issues, moisture deterioration of windows, doors, and foundations. Larry has performed many lighting system upgrades to improve efficiency and light quality that enhance the work and living environment. He has designed and overseen 10+ high performance homes over last 5 years.


Sandra Adomatis is the owner of Adomatis Appraisal Service in Punta Gorda, FL. Her accomplishments include development of residential green appraisal courses and seminars for the Appraisal Institute. The green educational offerings include “Case Studies in Appraising Green Residential Buildings”, “Residential Green Description Made Easy”, and “Residential and Commercial Valuation of Solar PV”. Her active involvement in education with the Appraisal Institute gained her the esteemed education award in 2012, the Dr. William N. Kinnard Award, presented by the Education Trust. Sandra is a national speaker and has authored two articles on green valuation published in the Appraisal Journal. Her involvement in green appraisals gave her the background to spearhead the Appraisal Institute’s “Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum” widely used nationally by appraisers, builders, agents, homeowners, and retrofit contractors.

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