All Tech Consulting Home Inspections

 

Green Building!

On a personal note, Cam's former home in Central Frontenac was written up in a number of articles, including the EMC group of newspapers where his home was called a "Showcase of Solar Technology."  Cam and his life partner, Donna Dillman, have more recently turned a rural circa 1894 church into a sustainable residence. The series on that project can be viewed at: http://www.alltechgreenchurch.ca - a website that was developed to detail the adventure. 

We Must Change our Home Values!

When the opportunity came up to "walk the walk," as well as "talk the talk," it was too great an opportunity to pass up....hence, the 2013 All-Tech Green Church Restoration Project.

Where are we Going!

One of the first things we did was an energy audit and in column #3 at alltechgreenchurch.ca, you will note that the church started with an energy rating of 18. We sat down with Marty Verk, our energy auditor and taking the planned sustainable improvements we modeled the church and came to the conclusion that we could attain a rating of 80 to 83 on the EnerGuide Scale. This is the equivalent of a new EnergyStar Home!

Marty stated that, if we reach that level..."it would bring this renovation to a level that less than 1% of all the EnerGuide Renovation Audits have ever attained...right across Canada. A Tall order, but one that was attainable provided that we followed the project design as laid out.

2013 Update:

Having finished the church renovation project, Marty's follow up comment: "When I first saw the church, I realize that this is one reason beautiful buildings like this continue to be sold because the community can no longer pay for the energy costs to keep it warm. I initially tested this buidling according to the EnerGuide rating system. This is the same software used to evaluate Energy Star New Homes and R-2000 Homes. While a modern home built to "CODE" today is required to rate an 80 on this scale, the church at Concession 3 and Dalhousie came in at 18 and had the equivalent of a hole of 3.8 square FEET." (in the exterior walls)

2015 Update:

In 2015, Cam designed and built Circa 1894 Day Spa, attached to the former Sunday School which he renovated to serve as a Bed and Breakfast (circa1894.com). His assistant, Josh, was a member of the construction crew. Once completed, this advanced assembly Spa building exceeded the "Passive House" standards for air loss. Coupled with ample passive solar heating in the winter of 2015/16, this 894 sq. ft. building had an estimated heating cost of under $200 - a testament to Cam's knowledge on green buildings. Go to circa1894.ca for information on this fabulous boutique Spa.


Areas serviced include:

  • Lanark and Lanark Highlands
  • Perth
  • Smiths Falls
  • Carleton Place
  • Almonte
  • and areas in and around Lanark County