- B Corporation
Also known as a Benefit Corporation in some states, this designation will give EcoDrinker.com the ability to
reapply a percentage of profits back into the business as loans to new projects.
The art and science of making beer
A small brewery that serves food. Also, a restaurant the brews it's own beer on site. I guess it depends on
your perspective. Also, see EcoPublican.
- Crowd Funding
An individual reaching a fundraising goal by receiving and leveraging small contributions from many parties in
support of a project or venture.
- Crowd Sourcing
An individual reaching a goal by receiving and leveraging small contributions from many parties.
An individual interested in lending small dollar amount to EcoPublicans to help fund green projects
The web site portal for EcoPublicans to post their projects and EcoDrinkers to search and lend.
Craft Brewpubs, microbreweries, wineries, microdistilleries interested in financing their green projects on
EcoDrinker.com to reduce their carbon footprints and lower the cost of energy. For EcoDrinker.com purposes, we will use the definitions as used by industry trade groups, but there is no limit regarding size if the project meets EcoDrinker.com standards, and the EcoDrinkers are willing to lend.
- Energy Efficiency
Maximizing the effectiveness and usefulness of natural resources by minimizing waste, using cleaner alternatives and leveraging new equipment and processes.
Energy Services Contractor - companies licensed and certified to perform energy efficiency retrofits and
Energy Savings Performance Contract - an agreement between an Energy Services Contractor (see ESCO) to perform
energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits where repayment of costs comes from the realized savings on the utility bill.
- Green Projects
A project that supports sustainable manufacturing with measurable results.
Tools used by EcoPublicans to motivate EcoDrinkers to lend to their projects. They are used as differentiators, to make an EcoPublican project stand out to potential lenders.
- JOBS Act
Legislation approved by Congress that will enable equity crowd funding via the internet without the limitations associated with traditional equity raising. The SEC is finalizing the rules, and should be fully implemented in 2014.
- Micro Brewery
- Micro Distillery
A distilled alcoholic beverage
- Sustainable Manufacturing
The effort to reduce the amount of natural resources an entity uses in the manufacturing and delivery of goods and services
A project brought to EcoDrinker.com by an EcoPublican that is already contracted to a certified vendor with
- Winery See EcoPublican