facebook Uncategorized – Minimise Global

We have all been there (at some stage or another). Possibly while working with your team trying to beat a deadline for an RFP. Maybe while doing a Covid era video call, or maybe you just experience a scheduled load shedding that didn’t match your schedule?

In South Africa, our Energy Supply sometimes leaves us “Powerless”. There are solutions and ways to address the problem: by reducing energy consumption, we support our power infrastructure (power availability) whilst at the same time reducing our expenses as well as prolonging the life of equipment and upgrading weary systems.

Minimise SA has the No Cost answer for our clients that will allow them to attack the problem head on with a comprehensive energy management program.

That’s right, our tools turn energy waste into currency for our clients, assists South Africa’s power infrastructure by reducing consumption and then implementing renewable energy which limits our reliance on the power grid.

Our No Capital Outlay Plan Agreement (NCOPA) turns your waste into money making your dream come true. In addition to that, we provide prepaid savings to our clients to use at their sole discretion.

South Africa is not alone in having to tolerate aging, over-priced, and less than stable energy infrastructure. We should never have to accept the attitude: “That’s the Way It Is”! To that we say: “South Africans will make a plan” and so we did, it’s called the NCOPA.

We have funding readily available to make a significant impact for today and generations to come. Let us help carry the load. Let us assist you in saving money.

Let us help reduce your carbon footprint and play our part in saving our environment.

We can do it South Africa. We will win if we do it together.

Best regards

Graham Geldenhuys

Changing it can be much more rewarding and way easier than you think.

Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS) with Minimise identifies wasted energy, reduces your carbon footprint, introduces state of the art energy efficiency solutions and provides upfront capital to tackle other business issues – at NO COST!

When it comes to making facility changes or improvements like HVAC, lighting or water supply, most of the time it requires a myriad of small choices, tedious tasks and relentless upkeep. How often have you said to yourself, ‘If I could start from scratch, I would be much better off!” Well, in a way, you can.

With the No Capital Outlay Partnership Agreement (NCOPA) from Minimise your entire organization gets what amounts to a clean slate and a fresh start. At no cost to you.

Yeah, right! No, seriously!

When it comes to making facility changes or improvements like HVAC, lighting or water supply, most of the time it requires a myriad of small choices, tedious tasks and relentless upkeep. How often have you said to yourself, ‘If I could start from scratch, I would be much better off!” Well, in a way, you can.

With the No Capital Outlay Partnership Agreement (NCOPA) from Minimise your entire organization gets what amounts to a clean slate and a fresh start. At no cost to you.

Yeah, right! No, seriously!

Your wasted energy is the most valuable resource you have to change the game in your favor. And in many ways, the worse off your energy usage is, the more opportunity you have. So, what you see as a lost cause, could truly be a pot of gold to update smarter, more energy efficient, facilities that dramatically save energy costs, upgrade working and learning environments, reduce carbon emissions, and seamlessly integrates into your operations, as if you planned it that way from the start

Imagine knowing exactly where the energy is wasted. Imagine upgraded facilities throughout your campus that people see, feel and appreciate. Imagine the peace of mind you will have going to work each day without worrying about what is going to go wrong today and how you will pay for it.

Stop playing the same old game. It’s driving you crazy. Do yourself a favor and be open to how enjoyable and rewarding changing the game can be. No matter how large your organization, or how small your municipality or district, the NCOPA has the ability to be the game changer you need.

Game changer, sounds like a new title for 2022. Try it on for size.

Warm regards,

Chiara Oosthuizen

All I can say is by the Grace of God! Now some people will not love that I invoke my faith off the top, but whether you believe is not the issue, I do! It is why I am still here today through the big ideas, small mistakes, incredible success, and the “are you kidding me’s.” But this journey started with a question and 10 years later the answers keep coming, some days it feels like they are coming in waves. The reason is the proper foundation was laid, for the right reason. The only thing that is true today – a decade later, is “give first and you will get.”

Many of you know the story, I battled cancer – twice. Lost my voice box and, consequently the ability to speak. Found a way to speak without a voice box. I would tell you how, but you really do not want to know. Let us just say it takes a lot of intestinal fortitude which, if one believes what is said, I have much of.

But when I asked that question a decade ago, and the answer was providing all energy efficiency solutions at no cost to the client, I was naive to think that such a gift would be readily accepted. In fact, I got more side eyes than sincerity. More pushback than platitudes. More takers than givers. Such is life. There was much to be done.

As we proceeded to craft our No Capital Outlay Partnership Agreement (NCOPA) with the brilliance of my dear friend Dickran Guerguerian and RSF Capital Partners, the model kept becoming more inclusive. I must also say this agreement originally had the word Plan and it was our Chief Development Officer, Chiara Oosthuizen, who has become so much more, recommended it changed to the word Partnership instead. One word can make all the difference in the world. In a plan you need a clear objective, in a partnership you need trust.

Transparency and trust. Every single facet of our decade-long development of the NCOPA comes down to those words. I mentioned earlier the answers are now coming in waves. Those answers have come in the form of CARES and ESSER FUNDS. They have come in the form of the American Relief Plan Act of 2021. They have come in the form of buying consortiums and purchasing collectives. They have come in the form a global network of incredible individuals who are dedicated to this mission every bit as much as I am. In fact, on days that I can be challenged, one word from someone in the group gets me out of my head and into theirs and I learn something new and am recharged. Ten years of seeing people like Sean Ewais, Larry Pasetti, Paul Burzsynski, Veronica Rojas and Tim Breitbach riding shotgun on the journey gives me knowledge that I can count on nothing but maximum effort from these radically different people.

The relatively new, but incredibly important contributions of Kosh Samuel and Cesar Hernandez in Business Development and Public Affairs respectively has been a blessed extension to the team. Add to the list of people the tireless contributions of Danie Langner whose array of skills cannot be put into a category.

Transparency and trust. Every single facet of our decade-long development of the NCOPA comes down to those words. I mentioned earlier the answers are now coming in waves. Those answers have come in the form of CARES and ESSER FUNDS. They have come in the form of the American Relief Plan Act of 2021. They have come in the form of buying consortiums and purchasing collectives. They have come in the form a global network of incredible individuals who are dedicated to this mission every bit as much as I am. In fact, on days that I can be challenged, one word from someone in the group gets me out of my head and into theirs and I learn something new and am recharged. Ten years of seeing people like Sean Ewais, Larry Pasetti, Paul Burzsynski, Veronica Rojas and Tim Breitbach riding shotgun on the journey gives me knowledge that I can count on nothing but maximum effort from these radically different people.

The relatively new, but incredibly important contributions of Kosh Samuel and Cesar Hernandez in Business Development and Public Affairs respectively has been a blessed extension to the team. Add to the list of people the tireless contributions of Danie Langner whose array of skills cannot be put into a category.

This week, we will be making an announcement of our next big partner. Did I say big? Let us say massive! I like to think of this as our “look, Ma, we made it” moment. Because in an industry we tried to disrupt we found the one partner who together can help us “give first” for hundreds of clients affecting thousands of companies and touching millions of people. Stay tuned.

Thank you to each of every one of you willing to listen. You are priceless!

A decade in and we have just begun.

Thank you for your time and God Bless,

Daniel Badran

I’ve loved England my whole life. I lived and worked there for years. My company, Minimise, and I, have won more than our fair share of industry awards there. Then there’s my passion for English Football (aka Soccer) from the Three Lions of the National team to my football club, Manchester United, perhaps the strongest bond of all – my phone pinging updates to me at all hours no matter where I am in the world.

However, something occurred that may just have created even more personal satisfaction for me than even my Red Devils beating Liverpool. 

The Minimise Global solution, the No Capital Outlay Partnership Agreement (NCOPA), just got placed in the 2nd Edition of the Oxford Strategy Review (OSR).

Oxford. It carries weight.

As a young adult going to Kent State in my home state of Ohio and having the purest business idea of my life get recognized by Oxford, I not only feel overwhelmed but also humbled and filled with gratitude.

The headline reads:

The future of energy efficiency as a service (EEaaS) may be the no capital outlay partnership agreement.

Oxford. It carries weight.

As a young adult going to Kent State in my home state of Ohio and having the purest business idea of my life get recognized by Oxford, I not only feel overwhelmed but also humbled and filled with gratitude.

The headline reads:

The future of energy efficiency as a service (EEaaS) may be the no capital outlay partnership agreement.

Written by Tim Breitbach, Chief Marketing Officer, Chiara Oosthuizen, Chief Development Officer, and Cesar Hernandez from Omni Public, the article is part of OSRs Global Economy section. For people who have heard us pitch our idea and propose this unique partnership, this article will give you a much deeper understanding of what Minimise Global can have worldwide.

For people who are just learning about how we turn energy waste into currency, this article can help you understand the concept and give you an incredible tool to share with other decision-makers in the C-Suite. 

In academia, an abstract includes a clear statement on the point of the article and the point of the review.

“This article sets out to examine the NCOPA model, how it can serve not only as a financial tool but also as a funding tool for energy efficiency and conservation for government agencies and private firms.”

Thanks again to the OSR editorial board for your guidance, Cesar Hernadez for the opportunity, Chiara and Tim for your efforts, and always Dicrkan Guerguerian for your tireless support. To the partners of the Minimise Global network, you are the very reason we can change the world in every single corner we can travel to. 

God Bless,

Daniel Badran

God Bless,

Daniel Badran

Somewhat lost in space amongst the memes, the jokes, the awe and the pride, Jeff Bezos said that what he was doing was for the good of the planet, and that over the course of the next few decades we could move all the harmful extraction and refining of energy resources into the galaxy.

It’s a typical human response to a crisis; take a really big swing instead of doing the next best thing. While fighting off images of Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum and Chaos Theory, I have no idea if what Bezos suggested is even possible. Regardless if what Bezos suggested is even possible, Minimise has long had a better cleaner solution. 

Somewhat lost in space amongst the memes, the jokes, the awe and the pride, Jeff Bezos said that what he was doing was for the good of the planet, and that over the course of the next few decades we could move all the harmful extraction and refining of energy resources into the galaxy.

It’s a typical human response to a crisis; take a really big swing instead of doing the next best thing. While fighting off images of Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum and Chaos Theory, I have no idea if what Bezos suggested is even possible. Regardless if what Bezos suggested is even possible, Minimise has long had a better cleaner solution.  

Minimise Global will pay your community to reduce your energy waste, turn that waste into currency to fund the cost of the reduction and prepay a portion of that savings to you. In doing so, you greatly decrease your carbon footprint, update your aging inefficient infrastructure, and dramatically decrease your energy costs. More importantly, it’s all done within three short years instead of three decades.

By 2050, with 27 years of saving on wasted energy instead of three decades of spending money, you will have sequestered so much carbon you could have your own rain forest. Or the positive effects of one.

How it works is we start by reducing your carbon footprint utilizing best-in-class, most integrated solutions available. We follow that with renewable energy solutions to drive new power sources into your community. All this equipment and these solutions come at no cost, and never a loan or a lease. By getting it done quickly, over three years, we take out factors like rising inflation, the cost of money, poorly integrated band-aided energy management protocols and more.

It’s truly a space race we can win. Better working, teaching, living environments and a cleaner environment in which to live. Quickly. Efficiently. Affordably. NO ONE ELSE HAS THIS SOLUTION.

Minimise Global presents this opportunity to the world, in every community and on practically every continent. It’s called the No Capital Outlay Partnership Agreement (NCOPA). We have the money and knowhow, you have the waste, and we all bear responsibility for the need. Let’s do it together.

In a few decades we will check in on Bezos’ progress from a beautiful planet called Earth. 

By 2050, with 27 years of saving on wasted energy instead of three decades of spending money, you will have sequestered so much carbon you could have your own rain forest. Or the positive effects of one.

How it works is we start by reducing your carbon footprint utilizing best-in-class, most integrated solutions available. We follow that with renewable energy solutions to drive new power sources into your community. All this equipment and these solutions come at no cost, and never a loan or a lease. By getting it done quickly, over three years, we take out factors like rising inflation, the cost of money, poorly integrated band-aided energy management protocols and more.

It’s truly a space race we can win. Better working, teaching, living environments and a cleaner environment in which to live. Quickly. Efficiently. Affordably. NO ONE ELSE HAS THIS SOLUTION.

Minimise Global presents this opportunity to the world, in every community and on practically every continent. It’s called the No Capital Outlay Partnership Agreement (NCOPA). We have the money and knowhow, you have the waste, and we all bear responsibility for the need. Let’s do it together.

In a few decades we will check in on Bezos’ progress from a beautiful planet called Earth. 

Thank you for your time and God Bless,

Daniel Badran

If we are going to do it, you know, help save the planet, we might as well do it right.

Here are Minimise’s thoughts…

First off, what is the Paris Agreement?

The Paris Agreement, also known as the Paris Accord, is a declaration by just under 200 countries to reduce the global temperature by 2% by 2050.  To do this will take a massive reduction in greenhouse gasses, the development of yet-to-be-seen technological innovations, and a big old bundle of money. Ask Bill Gates. Or after the blog, click on the link just below to get a full grasp of it.

https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/the-paris-agreement

Sounds good. So, what is the problem?

Problem #1: Most countries have no idea how to get to the goal despite pledges to do so. The path gets more difficult as commitments double down every five years until 2050.

Problem #2: A 30-year plan is hard enough to create but this gets compounded as energy costs are consistently rising. As a result, the financial implications become as dire as the impact on the Climate.

Problem #3: Coalition-building by so many countries requires a steadfast focus and tangible positive results. Even here in the United States, it’s tough in a country that has a potential new President every four years. In other words, it’s wrought with roadblocks and will take a ridiculous amount of people’s energy.

Difficult planning, rising commitments, AND financial negatives are tough equations to justify to yourself. Much less to your community.

Sounds good. So, what is the problem?

Problem #1: Most countries have no idea how to get to the goal despite pledges to do so. The path gets more difficult as commitments double down every five years until 2050.

Problem #2: A 30-year plan is hard enough to create but this gets compounded as energy costs are consistently rising. As a result, the financial implications become as dire as the impact on the Climate.

Problem #3: Coalition-building by so many countries requires a steadfast focus and tangible positive results. Even here in the United States, it’s tough in a country that has a potential new President every four years. In other words, it’s wrought with roadblocks and will take a ridiculous amount of people’s energy.

Difficult planning, rising commitments, AND financial negatives are tough equations to justify to yourself. Much less to your community.

It’s not that bleak we promise! (There is a silver lining)

There are many promising initiatives underway and with them many more alliances. For instance, https://www.globalcovenantofmayors.org has over 10,000 cities representing nearly one 1 billion people, and is very focused on community solutions.

Alongside this, energy-friendly technologies are coming down in price making them financially feasible. Previously, technologies like sustainable materials, green energy creation, and energy efficiency tools were high-priced and hard to cost-justify. However, there has been an exponential decrease in these solutions due to increased production, more cost-effective strategies, and government incentives.

“Being Sustainable” is becoming ubiquitous, not the exception. The Paris Accord is more than 200 countries being in accord with these goals. Consequently, it’s not just a government issue to solve. To do it, we are seeing an increased commitment to Sustainability by more and more communities, businesses, and individual citizens.

So who’s got the playbook?

“The picture becomes clearer when you start to see everyone doing their part, doing what is within their reach,” said Daniel Badran, Chairman, and CEO of Minimise USA and Minimize Global.

Private enterprise is incredibly critical in the pursuit of this goal. One person leading by example is Tony Miliken, the Chief Sustainability Officer of Anheuser Busch and his work with other top brands on the 100+ Accelerator, focused on reducing the carbon impact on the supply chain.

https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4030688/supercharging-adoption-sustainable-solutions-brands-sign-100-accelerator-green-supply-chain-programme

The key is not making it profitable for someone, but making it profitable for everyone.

For climate-positive strategies to be readily adopted the number one roadblock that needs to be removed is the financial one. We need to make the financial model for getting to the promised land profitable. Think of the current race for space to Mars. Why do Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos want to spend all their money on getting to the red planet? They project profits to that eventual destination to be astronomical. It’s just the opening ante to play the Billionaire Board Game.

Back to challenge at hand, saving the planet. Or as we like to say #3vs30 

Minimise created a financial model that is a significant piece in making the Paris Accord possible. Minimise can prove to address climate commitments in three short years, instead of the 30-year goals of the Paris Accord. Hence

We take the wasted electricity of cities, companies, and other public and private entities and turn it into currency to fund all the solutions needed to dramatically reduce their carbon footprint, in turn, driving massive savings and dollars back into solving infrastructure issues.

Minimise created a financial model that is a significant piece in making the Paris Accord possible. Minimise can prove to address climate commitments in three short years, instead of the 30-year goals of the Paris Accord. Hence

We take the wasted electricity of cities, companies, and other public and private entities and turn it into currency to fund all the solutions needed to dramatically reduce their carbon footprint, in turn, driving massive savings and dollars back into solving infrastructure issues.

It’s called the No Capital Outlay Partnership Agreement. #ncopa

“By attacking the issue quickly and holistically we help you avoid the escalating costs of money, inflation, goods and services. By providing all of the solutions in a short time-frame we greatly expand the savings window – taking out the gradual and locking in an accelerated pathway to Sustainability and the Paris Accord,” said Badran.

It’s called the No Capital Outlay Partnership Agreement. #ncopa

“By attacking the issue quickly and holistically we help you avoid the escalating costs of money, inflation, goods and services. By providing all of the solutions in a short time-frame we greatly expand the savings window – taking out the gradual and locking in an accelerated pathway to Sustainability and the Paris Accord,” said Badran.

Under the NCOPA, waste is identified through intricate monitoring and historical analysis, bespoke solutions from around the globe are instituted and integrated to work to maximum efficiency and from that savings, money is driven back into the city or organization to tackle other issues at their choice.

Now, back to the idea of why the NCOPA is profitable to everyone. For the client, they get EVERYTHING at no cost. For cities and school districts, it means not asking taxpayers for money. For businesses, it means not diluting shareholder value or planning projects that get pushed down the road year after year. For the funders, such as global banking institutions and pension funds, it means a predictable bond-like return on their investment, protecting employee nest eggs today and for generations.

As a result, not only is there a positive environmental impact, but also fiscal prudence, and community engagement impact. Everyone profits through the NCOPA.#3vs.30

Find out more at www.minimiseglobal.com

Best regards,

Tim Breitbach

Recently in working with a new client in the public sector, we were reminded how much starting a relationship working from the same playbook with the same information creates the foundation for a trusted partnership.

Our client doesn’t come from the massive breadwinning circles of its state. They don’t have money to lobby for infrastructure upgrades to help its conditions for its taxpaying citizens. So, when we first engaged them with the industry redefining Minimise No Cost Outlay Plan Agreement (NCOPA), they wondered if this was another program for the big boys but would not fit its needs.

We told them, at the beginning, you do not need to trust us, you just need to be open to what the data we retrieve will show you and let the findings speak for themselves. Data, that you have never had before, with tools you have never been able to deploy. Data, that we will base everything from, and agree on, together, as partners!

Our client doesn’t come from the massive breadwinning circles of its state. They don’t have money to lobby for infrastructure upgrades to help its conditions for its taxpaying citizens. So, when we first engaged them with the industry redefining Minimise No Cost Outlay Plan Agreement (NCOPA), they wondered if this was another program for the big boys but would not fit its needs. 

We told them, at the beginning, you do not need to trust us, you just need to be open to what the data we retrieve will show you and let the findings speak for themselves. Data, that you have never had before, with tools you have never been able to deploy. Data, that we will base everything from, and agree on, together, as partners!

First step was to analyze historical data/2+ years of energy bills. From that data, potential waste is exposed by our energy engineers. The second step was to install cutting edge energy monitoring equipment that would tell us, collectively, where all that waste was coming from- measuring all relevant energy consuming asset. The third step is to share that real-time information/data with the client who then gets to see exactly where the waste is coming from just as we do.  Minimise’ engineers then audit all the buildings to design a bespoke set of solutions perfectly fitting of the client. Because of the uncovered waste we now have potential currency to upgrade its energy infrastructure, savings millions while reducing its carbon emissions, and creating substantial prepaid savings for the client.

Then, we get to start deploying solutions such as lighting, HVAC, energy management dashboards and more and all of sudden everything is brighter, cooler, warmer, easier to control and manage. All the while, savings begin to tally up like a ticker in bull stock market. As with many things in life, it is just getting started and not letting the business as usual replace hope for real solutions that can be life changing. 

In recent weeks, Minimise landmark program – the No Capital Outlay Plan Agreement – was updated and renamed to the No Capital Outlay Partnership Agreement. The partnership is the hallmark of why the agreement delivers the goods and then some. It is based on transparency which gives us a basis for trust and to ability to prove the potential of a proper public/private partnership. The value of which will be felt for generations. 

Best Regards,

Danie Langner

It started randomly. A call from Kuwait, a text from Greece, a WhatsApp from Costa Rica, an email from Hong Kong – People were seeing me on TV, on CNN of all places, seemingly in every corner of the globe. A relative saw it. Then a business traveller I made an acquaintance with last year on the way to London. Then business associates and partners.

To be clear, I had not seen the story, so they knew more than I did. We played a social media campaign in 2019, called Where in the World is Danny Badran, it was life imitating art…or social media.

What started as an opportunity brought by Nissa Weiser and Cesar Hernandez of Omni Public, our Public Affairs agency (a great partner, I might add) got produced and, of course, I wanted to see it. But, like all things during the pandemic, I had to be patient.

To be clear, I had not seen the story, so they knew more than I did. We played a social media campaign in 2019, called Where in the World is Danny Badran, it was life imitating art…or social media.

What started as an opportunity brought by Nissa Weiser and Cesar Hernandez of Omni Public, our Public Affairs agency (a great partner, I might add) got produced and, of course, I wanted to see it. But, like all things during the pandemic, I had to be patient.

People were seeing it more because they were staying home. I was not seeing it because I was not in airports anymore. Because it was on CNN World. meant it, initially, was not on in the US. It was Where’s Waldo meets Carmen San Diego experience – and it was fun. Not because of me, but because it was full of surprise and delight during a time of restrictions and unknowns.

Eventually through cell phone recordings sent to me via WhatsApp I saw the piece. It was filled with imagery from our docu-series, Disruption, Inc., about how the Minimise story started. It also featured our core values from our website and visuals of the children that we were helping in school settings throughout the Tampa area. At the end of the day, it was a healing, wonderful journey because it represented our motto of giving first and getting later.

Please click on the video link. I am proud of our team, I appreciate our partners and I thank CNN World, and especially Eoin McSweeney, for choosing my raspy voice as a small beacon of hope.

Thank you for your time and God Bless,

Daniel Badran

When I first met Ante Razmilovic we were able to share a common love of yachting in the San Francisco Bay. His being on a vessel and being a World Championship competing yachtsman and mine, sitting in Scoma’s in Sausalito, drinking a Bloody Mary while watching the majestic sailing yachts knife through the water, propelled by the wind and guile of the crew. With me being an ad guy and he a financier, we both had lines of work filled with a lot of risk and reward. Here is a quick interview with Ante regarding his relationship with Minimise.

Tim: What is RSF?

Ante: RSF Capital Partners LLP (“RSF”) is an independent financial advisory boutique based in London. The firm is led by founding partners Ante Razmilovic and James Spooner, former colleagues at Goldman Sachs. We provide innovative growth financing and investment solutions for entrepreneurs, start-ups, project owners, sponsors and institutional investors with a focus on private capital markets. The firm differentiates itself from competition by targeting niche markets and offering services at an earlier stage with a flexible co-sponsorship approach. The team only works on a handful of projects at any time with a high degree of senior level interaction with its clients and partners.

Tim: What appealed to you about Minimise Global and its approach to the energy market?

Ante: The bankability of the approach. With the combination of precise energy monitoring and the stringent IPMVP protocols, all of a sudden a market that had been highlighted by volatility, becomes very predictable. And with the No Capital Outlay Plan Agreement, you have an approach that is friendly to the client, to Minimise, and to the banks. So a lot of risk has been removed.

Tim: Currently what is the relationship with Minimise?

Ante: RSF acts as exclusive financial advisor and co-sponsor on developing and financing their project pipeline; providing strategic support for business development and commercial matters. RSF arranged a USD 400mm financing facility for an energy efficiency retrofit for a building portfolio of one of Florida’s largest school districts.

Tim: What excites you most about the Minimise relationship?

Ante: For several reasons. First, the model is still unique and there are natural barriers to other people getting into it. In fact, some people that would normally seem to be competitors have become partners, and we are talking about global companies here. Second, we have been able to cultivate relationships with global banking entities that all see the scope of opportunity. In that, we arranged a $400 million dollar financing facility for them. Third, they are earning state level contracts that gives them a robust, near-term pipeline.

Best regards

Tim Breitbach

 


Tim Breitbach is a veteran advertising, marketing and entertainment executive. He has won awards at every stop including ADDYs, EMMYs, Sundance Awards, and NAACP Image Awards as a writer, director and producer. He has developed and produced over 25 non-fiction television shows, including Disruption, Inc., about the start of Minimise USA and its industry-disrupting entrance to the energy efficiency market.

The CARES Act and the $1.9 stimulus package were hotly debated and recently passed the US House and Senate. One thing which was not debatable was that there will be Haves & Have Nots once the package is signed. As such, Minimise is anticipating the same for its Public Sector clients:

  • The Haves: School Districts
  • The Have Nots: Municipalities (both City and County)

But in either case, there are significant questions and concerns: How do I know what I qualify for? What do I need to do? For what? By when? And so on…

School Districts will be receiving significant funding to be utilized for air quality improvements, safer classrooms, testing, and workforce development. This influx of funding will be a significant “shot in the arm” for school districts which have been struggling with how to address aging equipment and infrastructure.

Municipalities on the other hand will be only receiving modest funding (if at all in some cases). Yet their issues of aging infrastructure, decreasing tax base, and budget deficits continue. So, what do you do if you are a Have or a Have Not?

In either case, it is critical to take a step back and view the funding (or lack thereof) as an opportunity to develop a holistic strategy to address not just improving equipment, but also: 

  • Overcoming short- and long-term budget gaps,
  • Address unfunded mandates and/or priorities,
  • Optimize infrastructure for safety and efficiency,
  • Create good will with your stakeholders, and
  • Mitigate future risks.

For the Haves, this is an AMAZING opportunity to leverage those funds by creating financial strategies to address all infrastructure priorities AND create cash flow to address your non-stimulus related projects.

For the Have Nots, the community is going to expect you to do something. And the great part is that you still can. There are innovative financial strategies that allow you to still address nagging priorities and concerns but with NO CAPITAL OUT OF POCKET and NO DEBT. These strategies help municipalities improve their infrastructure with NO impact on their credit or bond ratings.

Minimise has created financial strategies and a funding model that can help both the Haves & Have Nots to: 

  • Identify & access all available Federal funding,
  • Develop comprehensive strategies to maximize the value of funds obtained,
  • Address priority school/community needs,
  • Overcome obstacles and avert risks, and
  • Obtain comprehensive data and reporting to validate your efforts.

Simply put, Minimise turns your inefficiencies & waste into currency. Minimise’ strategies and funding model take energy waste, operational inefficiencies, maintenance issues, and other areas of opportunity and convert them into hard funding cash. Moreover, this funding is returned to your District/Municipality as UPFRONT and UNRESTRICTED funding. 

For example, if your District receives $5 million dollars in Federal funding, Minimise will work with you to craft a game-plan to leverage the air quality/safety equipment being upgraded along with other areas (e.g. lighting, HVAC performance, Controls) and energy self-sufficiency (Solar & Battery Storage).

In doing so, that $5 million can turn into $15 million very quickly of upfront, unrestricted funds.

In the case of a Municipality which does not receive anything, Minimise could craft a strategy to create MILLIONS of upfront/unrestricted funding. In fact, if you have put off projects and upgrades because of lack of funding, the timing could not be better to engage Minimise!

Whether you are a Have or a Have Not, you must do something. We, at Minimise, look forward to the chance to help you to do so.

If you are in Arizona or California, to find out more, contact me @ koshs@minimiseglobal.com.

For all other areas, contact Daniel.Badran@minimiseusa.com.

Best regards

Kosh Samuel

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and innovations.