Building Science Made Easy


Larry Mayer, Solution Design Inc.,
Sandra Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service


The Builders Association of the Twin Cities

Two Class times TO CHOOSE FROM (SElect one)
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

DATE: friday, FEBRUARY 17, 2017


It's 2017 and things have been changing! 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 present an actual real-life story about a Midwest home that had a $700 natural gas bill for all of last year.  

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

  • MN & ND Appraisal Institute

  • MN Building Officials

This training is level 1 of 3 to cross train builders, realtors, and appraisers on proper documentation, valuation, and marketing of high performance homes. 

You do not need to be a BATC member to register ... everyone is welcome to attend.  No refunds/exchanges unless cancellation is made by Noon the day BEFORE the class.


Larry Meyer

Larry Meyer is an energy engineer/auditor at Solution Design Inc. and 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 construction managed 10+ high performance homes over last 5 years.

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Sandra Adomatis

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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Questions concerning this class should be directed to: Tom Gavaras  |  651.697.7592  |
Problems Registering? Contact Dani Rueb | 651.697.7584 |