EcoTechnologies founder Andrew Tanner moved to
So what’s he doing now? It’s not exactly couture, but it’s just as exciting, says Tanner, the son-in-law of
“We just delivered 250 waterless urinals to
Tanner says he’s also installed soy-based foam insulation in a building that will lower air conditioning consumption by 50 percent. His solar hot water systems will lower the electric bill by 25 percent.
EcoTechnologies includes four divisions: EcoSolar, EcoInsulate, EcoWater and EcoAir (respectively focusing on solar power, natural insulation, water conservation and air purification).
EcoSolar’s photovoltaic (PV) solar systems use a new technology that adheres to the roof like wallpaper and outperforms solar panels by 15 percent, according to Tanner. They’re more visually appealing—none of those big, reflective crystalline panels jutting from the roof—and resistant to winds up to 180 mph. They’re also ideal for
Tanner is currently engaged in numerous projects in the Sarasota-Manatee area. “I think more than anything the awareness of our products has increased because of the price of electricity and gas,” he says. —Alex Krinsky