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Dear Friends,
Most of you know the NCOPA’s hallmark is no cost energy solutions, never a loan, never a lease, and always off-balance sheet. All of which translates into premium energy efficiency solutions without the need for any collateral.  

What Minimise also did, that no others have done before or since, is offer prepaid savings on top of the immense value of the upgrades. A portion of the energy savings is prepaid to the client upfront. That simply means that much needed cash, especially during these times, is made readily available with each completed installation.

But we didn’t stop there. As part of Minimise’ COVID-19 response, we added businesses, school districts and government reopening solutions into the NCOPA. With Health and Safety being paramount, it made perfect sense for Minimise to wrap the cost of implementing cutting-edge UVC lighting, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) real-time measurement and solutions, and long-lasting sanitization (90 days on average) solutions into the NCOPA thus providing our clients with ZERO cost Health and Safety measures. This not only further cements Minimise’ claim of “give before you get” it more importantly sends a loud message to staff, students, parents, teachers, clients and visitors,  that your businesses and your schools are taking all the necessary measures to create healthier and safer work and study spaces.

But we didn’t stop there. As part of Minimise’ COVID-19 response, we added businesses, school districts and government reopening solutions into the NCOPA. With Health and Safety being paramount, it made perfect sense for Minimise to wrap the cost of implementing cutting-edge UVC lighting, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) real-time measurement and solutions, and long-lasting sanitization (90 days on average) solutions into the NCOPA thus providing our clients with ZERO cost Health and Safety measures. This not only further cements Minimise’ claim of “give before you get” it more importantly sends a loud message to staff, students, parents, teachers, clients and visitors,  that your businesses and your schools are taking all the necessary measures to create healthier and safer work and study spaces.

Knowledge is power and therefore, every Minimise solution comes with live/real-time analytics and strict adherence to industry governing protocols. When coupled with energy management and technology driven behavior change management, the result is a smarter, more energy efficient organization. Again, all part and parcel of the NCOPA.

Another MASSIVE feature of the NCOPA is that it is built based on present energy and maintenance costs, therefore the NCOPA’s GMP (Guaranteed Monthly Payment) does not EVER fluctuate; its fixed for the benefit of client and Minimise’ financial partners both short and long term (happy to take a call to explain how this increases you savings by leaps and bounds over the term of the agreement). And, to top that off, every penny of the 10s and, in some cases, 100s of millions, invested by Minimise in your Energy and Health and Safety infrastructure is yours at the end of the term. When Minimise says this is the one offer that sounds too good to be true but is actually true, we mean it.

We all understand that, year after year, the cost of doing business rises, energy costs. are no exception. That brings us to the headline of the blog – What is the Cost of Doing Nothing and what is the delta or difference between acting on the NCOPA and to be frank, hoping the problem will go away.

THERE IS A COST OF DOING NOTHING.

Most organizations are aware of the importance of energy efficiency and sustainability. Energy efficiency is not hard to sell and comprehend, it makes sense. Organizations recognize the benefits that can be reaped . Often when organizations are asked why they have not yet addressed energy efficiency, the most common reply is – lack of capital. Organizations are unable to understand where energy flows, where to focus, and fail to recoup energy waste – not to even mention aging energy infrastructure. The ‘’inertia of doing nothing’ snowballs and accumulates.  Luckily, with Minimise’s NCOPA, the cost of doing nothing, would quickly turn into ‘benefit of doing something’ from day one. Lack of capital should no longer be an excuse, both to achieve savings and to invest in energy infrastructure. Minimise will invest into the Energy Management and Conservation Services Project, with no upfront, no capital required from the Client. The cost of doing nothing, becomes a value stream previously thought to be “not possible this financial year”. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly to learn more how we can craft a bespoke solution and get you maximizing your energy output for the benefit of your entire organization.

Thank you for your time and God Bless,

Daniel Badran

Some research has shown that life expectancy is positively influenced by the degree of connection we feel within the communities around us. The more connected we feel to our family, friends, and neighbors, the happier and healthier we are, increasing our chances for a longer life. In essence, our community is a vital source of energy that fuels our wellbeing. The same holds true for business: creating a professional community around you is just as vital to a business’ survival.

Creating and growing a community in this global pandemic can be challenging to most. However, in Minimise’ case, we were blessed enough to have experienced it as a natural evolution. In these uncertain times, Minimise has made one thing certain: we created a Community of Leaders who found each other on the basis of a common desire to make a sustainable difference in the public and private sector through Energy Efficiency. . .

Minimise, started out as a single company based in Florida, USA; without immediate plans for international expansion The company naturally evolved into now having a presence in nine locations across the globe – Florida, California, Minnesota, Canada, Mexico, Dubai, South Africa, Southeast Asia, New Zealand – and we are still expanding our geographic footprint. Gaining this sudden network and presence made us think innovatively and improve operations rapidly, transforming the entire Minimise strategy within the span of three months.

To many this might seem daunting, but in our case each Partner within Minimise Global contributed tremendously to the transformation. Each Partner brought their experience and knowledge to the table, allowing us to strategize and reorganize to develop into an effective and efficient Global company. We leveraged off all the skills within the group: from Omar Monroy’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) knowledge, to Tom Teehan’s solar experience, to Graham Geldenhuys and Armin Schwarztrauber’s project management practices, to Kosh Samuel’s strategic market planning, to Daniel Badran’s sales advice and mentorship, to Francois Gagnon and Barrie Singleton’s network, to Nasser Bacha’s experience in engineering and legal negotiations, each Partner had their part to play.

When a clients engage Minimise, they are not just receiving a one-faceted solution, but rather a well-balanced one that has been designed and developed by Leaders across the Globe, with different insights and knowledge that bring the best technologies forward.

The No Capital Outlay Plan Agreement (NCOPA) model gives organizations and businesses the much-needed financial headroom, particularly helpful in the current state of the global economy. The NCOPA model has gained credible attention from all corners of the world, including the international media (Forbes, CNN, Calbiz, International Business News etc.). The NCOPA is the very foundation on which Minimise is built – we are confident in our capabilities, our solutions, and our services, all of which will generate savings by increasing energy efficiency. Minimise’ interests are aligned with the client’s: Minimise only wins when the client wins. The client receives upgrades to their facilities at zero cost, takes on no project risk or capital investment, and to top it off, the client is prepaid a portion of the savings upfront.

Minimise is setting new standards within the Energy Efficiency sector; our own Community of Leaders are better positioned than ever to make an impact and improve sustainability. The hope is that we will inspire others to do the same.

Chiara Oosthuizen

Good day!
In the search these days for silver linings, we have just extended a golden opportunity. Our groundbreaking NCOPA – No Capital Outlay Plan Agreement (NCOPA) has been extended with our partners RSF Capital Partners with an initial facility of up to $400 million.

Why is this important to you? Well it means there is capital available now to take the next steps in energy efficiency, building safety, indoor air quality, energy upgrades and more – at no cost to your organization. Never a loan. Never a lease. Always off-balance sheet.

Plus, the Minimise Global difference is we PREPAY energy savings to you as soon as upgrades are installed for you to use immediately, at your sole discretion of your organization.

Let’s use our energy efficiency to help our school districts, municipalities, and large businesses respond to the weight of the economic shutdown. The NCOPA can be the Golden Opportunity you need to jumpstart your economic recovery, make your buildings healthier and safer, reduce your carbon footprint and upgrade your energy infrastructure.

Please reach out to me at
daniel.badran@minimiseglobal.com to find out more about NCOPA.

Thank you for your time and God Bless,
Daniel Badran

The day will come for us all… whether you like it or not, scared or excited, prepared or unprepared, 18 years old, 24 years old or 41 years old… You have to move out of your parent’s home.

With this move comes freedom along with great responsibility… and an electricity bill. This was one of my major challenges; figuring out where all of my electricity is going. To me, a non-electrical engineer, “MWh” for many years only missed one letter “a”. It’s sad but it’s true. This all changed when I had to start paying my own bills.

So, I started a DIY energy audit;

1 x piece of paper
1 x basic formula *thank you Google

   Watt
                x cost per unit
  1000

Below is the result.

Vianca is from South Africa. Her native language is Afrikaans.

So, I started a DIY energy audit;

1 x piece of paper
1 x basic formula *thank you Google

   Watt
                x cost per unit
  1000

Below is the result.

Vianca is from South Africa. Her native language is Afrikaans.

This very basic exercise made me conscious of not only my usage but also the amount of energy wasted in what we call “everyday life”.  Here are a few basic tips and tricks to reduce before you produce, a value that I’ve come to live by since becoming part of a team that is currently working on the largest energy efficiency project in the world, The Minimise Global. www.minimiseglobal.com

Basic TIPS and TRICKS for SAVING energy in your home.

Use natural light when possible.

Clean or replace all filters in your home regularly. Dirty filters make your system work harder and run longer than necessary.

 To ensure your appliances are running efficiently, defrost your refrigerator and freezer before ice buildup becomes 1/4-inch thick.

Turn off the lights  when they’re not in use. Lighting accounts for about 12% of a typical residential utility bill.

Install energy timers to control operating times. Electric water heating takes about 18% of your energy bill and on average it only takes 1.5 hours to heat up

Use your microwave instead of your stove when cooking.

Don’t peek in the oven while baking! Every time you peek, the temperature can drop 25 F, making your oven use more energy to bring the temperature back up.

Avoid placing appliances that give off heat, such as lamps or TVs, near a thermostat.

Basic TIPS and TRICKS for SAVING energy in your home.

Use natural light when possible.

Install  energy timers  to control operating times. Electric water heating takes about 18% of your energy bill and on average it only takes 1.5 hours to heat up

Clean or replace all filters  in your home regularly. Dirty filters make your system work harder and run longer than necessary.

Use your microwave instead of your stove when cooking.

 To ensure your appliances are running efficiently, defrost your refrigerator and freezer before ice buildup becomes 1/4-inch thick.

Don’t peek  in the oven while baking! Every time you peek, the temperature can drop 25 F, making your oven use more energy to bring the temperature back up.

Turn off the lights  when they’re not in use. Lighting accounts for about 12% of a typical residential utility bill.

Avoid placing appliances that give off heat, such as lamps or TVs, near a thermostat.

During this current crisis that we are all facing together and it is not possible to go out and lend a helping hand, you can still do your part by reducing your energy bill. I like to call it #helplightentheload

Want more tips and tricks? Feel free to read through the Energy Saver Guide

 https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2017/10/f37/Energy_Saver_Guide-2017-en.pdf 

Stay safe and be excited to get your next energy bill!

Regards,

Vianca van Aswegen

IN THE COURSE OF MY JOB AT MINIMISE, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MEET SOME AMAZING PEOPLE. AT ONE EVENT, I MET A WOMAN FROM THE SUSTANY FOUNDATION, ANDREA CHENEY. RIGHT AWAY, I WAS STRUCK BY HER PASSIONATE ADVOCACY FOR THE PLANET.

So, we started following each other on Linkedin and one day I saw an application from her organization for Sustainable Business Awards. It led me to thinking how Minimise’ credentials could be considered. So I asked myself “what does sustainability means to Minimise?”

SUSTAINABILITY IS…creating the largest EEaaS (Energy Efficiency as a Service) project in the world right here in Tampa Bay.

…giving the Hillsborough County Public Schools, $1,707,638 in prepaid savings. It’s the first of many checks to come and can be directed to other under-funded educational programs.

…collaboration with HCPS to create/implement STEM curriculum, focused on energy education for elementary classrooms and Secondary CTE curriculum focused on careers in energy.

…spearheading Energy Awareness Month throughout the HCPS District and being named a “Partner in Education” by the HCPS School Board.

…securing the approval of the Hillsborough Electrical Board in accepting CTE classroom hours, earned through HCPS programs, as credit toward an Electrical Contracting Licensure.

…implementing 4 lighting solution sets with LED lamps and fixtures will save around $6,000,000 in the cost of energy per year.

…removing and recycling, to date, 294,388 light fixtures and removing and properly disposing of 572,087 fluorescent tubes.

…reducing the HCPS energy consumption, to date, in lighting alone by 35,853 MWh annually and 896,325 MWh for the life of the 25-year contract.

…offering the No Capital Outlay Plan Agreement (NCOPA) financial model throughout Florida, the United States and the globe.

I am not sure about you, but I’m thinking we have a pretty good list and even better intentions. Then, one day, not long after we received the nomination, I got a text from Ms. Cheney and she said “I have one question? Since the triple bottom line of sustainability is known as the three Ps: People, Planet and PROFIT, how in the world do you make any money?”

My answer: Think about how much the world consumes, in turn, wastes. Energy is no different. So if you identify that waste…it is much easier to get rid of wasted energy than plastic or trash. And if the math works and you reduce waste first, then produce power from renewable resources, solar power for example, to a right-sized scale – you can find a sweet spot – we literally turn energy waste into currency for efficiency, hence the No Capital Outlay.

That sweet spot can be the thing that makes Florida one of the most sustainable states in the country. I look forward to supporting The Sustany Foundation and doing our part at Minimise to find other sweet spots in helping reducing our carbon footprint while saving energy and money and improving facilities along the way for many years to come.

 

Tim Breitbach
Chief Marketing Officer
Minimise

WE ALL LOVE A NEW SUIT THAT FITS JUST RIGHT AND STANDS OUT IN A CROWD; THE CONFIDENCE ONE GETS IS A LITTLE LIKE A BUSINESSMAN’S SUIT OF ARMOR. AS THE ONE TIME POPULAR SONG SAYS, “CAN’T TOUCH THIS!” YOUR WEBSITE IS A LITTLE LIKE YOUR CORPORATION’S SUIT; THE BETTER IT FITS, THE BETTER THE ENTIRE COMPANY FEELS.

This week we rolled out the new MinimiseUSA.com website… A worldwide team collaborated on the project: Content by our Chief Creative Officer, Tim Breitbach, in the USA; Visual Language mapped out by our Design Director, Veronica Rojas in Costa Rica; Project Management by our Chief of Staff Vianca van Aswegen in South Africa; and, Developers from Tribe 66 in Lebanon.

The new website was truly influenced creatively, technically and strategically from around the world That’s Minimise. As our No Capital Outlay Plan Agreement (NCOPA) has taken hold, a world of opportunity has opened up from Dubai, to Peru, to South Africa, to Canada, to Mexico, to Southeast Asia and on and on.

Just this week we are christening our West Coast office in San Diego and meeting a slew of potential clients. Many counties, districts and government entities throughout Florida are jumping onto the NCOPA opportunity.

Please, be my guest and dive into our new MinimiseUSA.com website. There, you will get a better understanding of who we are and what we do. I believe the amount of solutions we can provide for energy efficiency might delightfully surprise you.

If you are interested in piggybacking or the NCOPA, reach out to me. If you want to hop onto this exciting journey with us and talk partnership in business or technology, consult with Chiara Oosthuizen (Chiara.Oosthuizen@MinimiseUSA.com). If your heart and business is open to serving the communities with us, Trina Rodriguez (Trina.Rodriguez@MinimiseUSA.com) is your point of contact.

It’s a new day, Minimise USA is wearing a new suit, and we are ready to help change the world through energy savings.

Regards and God Bless,
Daniel Badran

SO, IT’S OFFICIAL. MINIMISE USA IS EXPANDING TO THE WEST COAST IN AN EXCITING PARTNERSHIP. AS MUCH AS IT IS A NATURAL BUSINESS FIT FOR MANY REASONS, IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO THE PARTNERS THEMSELVES.

When River Brown and Monica Simone first approached me I felt their passion and compassion immediately. Talk about a dynamic duo! The energy comes from their truth. They have been top leaders of solar in California because of their belief in renewable energy. When they learned of the NCOPA model, they started imagining all the people they could touch. Then they started compiling a target list of companies that proved that it was more that just positive vibes, they wanted positive results.

It’s clear to me that they both understand the power of a story. They both can educate the tremendous benefits of the NCOPA. In doing so, they can help people imagine a better world.

Plus, they have a young hungry business development team in Adam Dean and Matthew Winslow that immediately puts them into some of the biggest brands and companies on the coast and across the states. What’s not to love, right?

THE BUSINESS REASONS ARE MANY

But those reasons don’t matter without a partner whose energy can match ours and whose desire to give first and get second is more than lip service.

Welcome Minimise West, and yes, the West will be won.

Regards and God Bless,
Daniel Badran

THE BUSINESS REASONS ARE MANY

RIVER BROWN

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, MINIMISE WEST

River has been in sales for four decades with stops along the way at Morgan Stanley, Bank of America & other fortune 500 companies. Mr. Brown has always risen to be number one in the sales organization; after completing his Masters Degree, he landed his dream job in renewable energy and he is determined to make a difference.

MONICA SIMONE

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS, MINIMISE WEST

Monica is a creative strategist who loves connecting with people and making an impact. She has a deep understanding of human dynamics and has worked as professional Coach, as well as a Director of Marketing & Media; developing strategic communication and marketing plans for various brands. Most recently, Monica has been leading a team to set company records for the largest solar installer in the world, SunPower. Monica is passionate about leaving behind a better world for all future generations.

ADAM DEAN

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Adam has been an entrepreneur for over a decade. He has started several companies in the fields of logistics, restaurants and brewing. As a founder and partner of HTF Global he facilitated the private labeling, imports and exports of international goods to various fortune 500 companies.

MATTHEW WINSLOW

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Matthew Winslow possesses extensive experience in commercial real estate and project finance, and has facilitated the installation of over 500 megawatts of solar developments. He is a principal of Allied Energy Group, LLC, where he leveraged private equity to develop and finance solar projects.

We all want to better ourselves. The new year, well, in fact, the new decade, brings about reflection. In wanting to improve our life we often look at the physical, such as weight loss or the effects of aging, but how often do we go deeper and really look within? We often examine what we can remove, but how frequently do we look at what we can build?

I call this the difference between resolution and resolve.

Resolutions, or promises, are attempts to be better than you were the year before. Resolutions run the risk of being the joke of gym memberships, weight loss clubs, adult beverages and soda.

However, my thinking is a bit different, instead of adopting resolutions to take things away, perhaps we can find the resolve to add muscle to our integrity and our level of commitment to the cause.

Business is hard. Doing the right thing in business can seem impossible at times. But what I have created with Minimise USA, Hillsborough County Public Schools and No Capital Outlay Plan Agreement is a sincere, honest, transparent approach to public/private partnership. The numbers are there for each party to see and the savings are prepaid because of belief in not only the numbers but the alignment of values.

But the “give first” equation is sometimes not comfortable to individuals or organizations that have always said “what is in it for me” first. They tend to pay lip service to doing the right thing, but that isn’t the role of public service. The role of public service is to put the needs of the people first.

Just recently I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Holly Gregory at Bay News 9 in Tampa to go In Depth on Minimise and the NCOPA story happening at Hillsborough County Public Schools. The interview ran on Christmas Eve. The school board, the superintendent, staff and the business leaders at the district had the resolve to change the way they were looking at their energy usage. In doing so, they created energy savings, financial savings, reduction of their carbon footprint and more. With it being a 25-year contract, it’s definitely more resolve than resolution. Here is a link to the entire interview.

What I hope to attract with this blog is new groups of superintendents, county commissioners, government representatives and community leaders that have the resolve to do something that can have the legacy of lasting impact. Together we can do something incredible, not just for the year, but for generations to come.

Looking forward to hearing from many of you, soon!

Happy 2020 and God Bless.

Daniel Badran

Last week, I had the privilege to host an event for Pat Kemp, a county wide commissioner in Hillsborough County. She is a grand champion of the cause of sustainability and renewables. She is a commissioner and candidate that puts cause and purpose before party affiliations. It was a wonderful evening. The house was filled with positive thinkers with energy in abundance to make a difference.

​It got me to thinking on how we get more people to join our vision. How do we get a collective?

The key, I believe, is you can’t wait for a collective to form…you need to be the connector. You need to surround yourself with people that value the same vision as you do. That said, I am proud to announce we have another wonderful county with the same strong vision…I would like to give a huge Minimise welcome to Sarasota County Public Schools and the School Board of Sarasota County.

The district is A+ rated and home to 43.5 thousand students, five thousand employees and 54 schools. Just 50 miles from our Tampa offices, this is the perfect next complement in the state of Florida. With such powerful results being achieved in Hillsborough County Public Schools, Sarasota took notice. Then, took action. So kudos, we look forward to greatly impacting Sarasota County.

For other counties, municipalities and corporations looking to turn their wasted energy into fueling upgrades and improvements at no cost whatsoever. Please reach out and become part of this amazing collective.

Regards and God Bless,
Daniel Badran

​So much of the Minimise USA story emanates from one of my favorite cities in the world — London. It dates back to my childhood and to business since 2009, when I was working for Minimise Ltd., where until October 2011, I was the Director of Overseas Business Development. While with Minimise Ltd., I learned much about the Energy Conservation industry and had the opportunity to leverage my international upbringing and experience from projects in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Central America.

​When my high-flying career was interrupted with the second bout of Laryngeal Cancer and its ensuing complications, topped off by total loss of speech and ability to eat by mouth, I started Minimise USA in November 2011 to be closer to my family and doctors in Florida. But, at the end of the day, realizing it was speech I lost and not my mind, I had to figure out something in the energy industry that would literally sell itself – The NCOPA Minimise’s No Capital Outlay Plan Agreement.

That brings me to one of my favorite people in one of my favorite cities – Troy Wrigley, CEO of Best.Energy.

​This past weekend was Best.Energy’s International Partner Conference in London. The evening before the conference was the Premiere of Disruption Inc., the docu-series that tells a good part of the story of how Troy and I became business partners and dear friends. Besides the awards and hoopla and not underestimating the power of the amazing relationships cultivated at the conference, what I enjoyed the most was watching and listening to Troy present his opening remarks. He is a gifted speaker, so much so, that he is the narrator for Disruption Inc., a young Attenborough in the making!

Here is a link to a new VLOG of mine called CEO2CEO with Troy and I. It is a series you will see every month or so as I introduce you to key partners in our endeavor. This was shot in Malaysia, a key energy market today and a critical market in the future.

The Disruption Inc. Premiere was a wonderful event and hopefully gave the audience, a group of energy efficiency game changers, the idea that they are worthy of acclaim for what they are trying to accomplish in the world. It is important and can help solve so many problems around the globe.

At the Conference’s Awards Dinner, we had nominees resulting from our Hillsborough County Public Schools’ NCOPA in all five available categories. Each category was filled with incredible nominees; and, I am proud to say that we earned two awards as a company and two more awards for key individuals in the project – Best Behaviour Change Project (HCPS), Change Manager of the Year (Chiara Oosthuizen), Energy Efficiency Evangelist (Chris Farkas/HCPS), and BEST MVP (Haneepha Francis/HCPS).

​Here is a link to Mr. Farkas’ taped speech accepting the award. We think it speaks volumes!

A heartfelt congratulations to all of the winners:

Partner of the Year 2019

Retes Energy Sdn Bhd

Best Energy Saving Project 2019

Retes Energy Sdn Bhd & 7-Eleven

Most Innovative Energy Saving Project 2019

ETCO Sdn Bhd

Best Behaviour Change / Occupant Engagement Project 2019

Minimise USA

Best Newcomer 2019

Lumen Energy Solutions

Energy Manager of the Year 2019

Stuart Pearce of SMARTech Energy

Unsung Energy Saving Hero 2019

Bhargav Ramachandran of Efligence Informatics

BEST’s Most Valuable Player 2019

Hannepha Francis

Energy Efficiency Evangelist 2019

Chris Farkas (HCPS)

Energy Efficiency Leadership Award 2019

IQ Energy Nordic & Coor Group

Change Manager of the Year 2019

Chiara Oosthuizen of Minimise USA

Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

Simon Turner h

It was great to see so many awards coming not only from how Minimise and its project growing from a huge promise to concrete results and change for the better; but, it was equally great to see awards won by many Best.Energy partners, from around the world, who have adopted the Minimise NCOPA in one form or another. At the end, the power of our partnership, sharing and collaboration was the one overall winner; it’s a power few can duplicate!

​Please, get in touch with me if you would like to be a part of something incredibly special.


Regards and God Bless,
Daniel Badran

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