Do you think inflation is bad?

Your utility rate increases are even worse. Now what?

Utility rates are outpacing inflation. And that is scary! You can impact your inflationary cost increases by tightening your belts. BUT large entities (Municipalities, Universities, Schools, Hospitals, and large private entities) cannot do the same. You need to keep the lights on literally and figuratively.

In the US, average utility rates are increased by almost 10% from 2021 to 2022. And it is getting worse. In several states the rate increases are astronomical. In Florida, utilities show increases of 18.7% FP&L) and 20.4% (Gulf Power). In California, PG&E, SCE, and SDGE are projecting increases by 2030 to 40%, 20%, and 70% respectively. And the reality is the actuals will be much worse.

What is causing these rate increases beyond inflation? It is a variety of factors:
  • Natural gas costs have more than doubled from $2.32/MMBTU to $4.98/MMBTU
  • Costs of transmission infrastructure are being passed along to the customer
  • Financial impact of natural disasters (e.g., wildfires in CA and storms in TX)
  • Litigation waged against utilities
  • Recouping of lost revenues due to Covid-19
  • Natural gas costs have more than doubled from $2.32/MMBTU to $4.98/MMBTU
  • Costs of transmission infrastructure are being passed along to the customer
  • Financial impact of natural disasters (e.g., wildfires in CA and storms in TX)
  • Litigation waged against utilities
  • Recouping of lost revenues due to Covid-19

Additionally, the impact of clean energy initiatives is having a short-term financial impact. Like it or not, coal and carbon-based fuels are relatively cheap in the US to produce. Renewables (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, etc.) though trending in the right direction in terms of cost/benefit are still struggling against subsidized gas, oil, and coal. In fact, states that are shuttering coal plants are seeing 30% higher utility rates.

There is a mistaken perception that the deregulation of utility companies resulted in a free market. If indeed it was a true free market, utility companies would compete resulting in lower rates to end-users. But this is not the case. Utility companies given their quasi-public-private status have been able to create an oligopoly where they set rates, negotiate profit margins, and establish a “no-lose” scenario. Even Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) who seem to provide an alternative to utility companies ultimately purchase their energy from the utility company.

So now what? What can you do?

The good news is strategies exist to address the short- and long-term impact of utility escalation. These strategies include:

Reduce your energy consumption through energy efficiency: The impact of optimizing your energy infrastructure cannot be stated strongly enough. Improving your lighting, HVAC, controls, water, and other energy-consuming equipment can easily reduce your energy bills by upwards of 50%.

Produce your own energy via renewables (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, battery storage): The key to the successful impact of renewables is to first optimize your energy infrastructure to “right-size” your energy load. And only THEN, develop your renewables to that smaller energy footprint. Too many entities overbuilt their solar footprint resulting in increased cost and wasted energy production. When done correctly, you can offset energy needs by upwards of 50%. More importantly, your renewable strategy will result in less dependence on your utility.

Restructure your energy payments to a fixed, predictable schedule: Given the unpredictable nature of escalation rates and the severe impact they can have on your bottom line, it is important to mitigate this uncertainty and negative impact by creating financial structures that result in fixed, certain payments.

The good news is that Minimise will shepherd you through developing all the aforementioned in a unified, comprehensive strategy. Minimise works with public and private entities to analyze, develop, fund, and execute energy infrastructure strategies that:
  • Optimize your energy infrastructure to reduce energy consumption and cost
  • Offset dependence on utility companies through the strategic use of renewable energy
  • Affix your energy payments to remove uncertainty and mitigate the impact of utility rate escalation

Minimise does so through an innovative set of financial and engineering solutions backed by performance assuring EEaaS technology and following a well-architected process to help our clients address their financial, infrastructure, and sustainability goals.

Minimise has developed the No Capital Outlay Partnership Agreement (NCOPA) funding model that benefits clients by:

  • Converting infrastructure waste into currency to fund efficiency/renewable strategies
  • Creating positive upfront funding to address priorities
  • Mitigating risk through EEaaS technology
  • Impacting financials without debt

Minimise does so through an innovative set of financial and engineering solutions backed by performance assuring EEaaS technology and following a well-architected process to help our clients address their financial, infrastructure, and sustainability goals.

Minimise has developed the No Capital Outlay Partnership Agreement (NCOPA) funding model that benefits clients by:

  • Converting infrastructure waste into currency to fund efficiency/renewable strategies
  • Creating positive upfront funding to address priorities
  • Mitigating risk through EEaaS technology
  • Impacting financials without debt

Here is an example of Minimise’s impact Minimise on a School District:

  • Energy efficiency optimization measures: Minimise investing $9.8M in Lighting, HVAC, Controls, Water improvements
  • Energy offset: Solar
  • Reduced/Offset annual energy spend by 50% from $1.2M to $600K
  • Upfront unrestricted funds: $600K
  • Additional O&M budget over term: $1.2M
  • Fixed/Structured payment for 20-year term
  • Net utility cost reductions: $15M

Additionally, the client benefits from addressing their Sustainability goals through this program:

4,350,084
kWh saved
per year

3,083
metric tons
CO2 avoided

670
passenger
vehicles driven
for one year

371
homes’ energy
for one year

116,842
incandescent
lamps
switched to
LED

CO2,
sequestered
from
3,777
acres of US
forests in one
year

As you can see, the financial, infrastructure and sustainability impact of the Minimise strategic approach is significant. The process to do so is straightforward:

STEP 1

High-level due diligence: Minimise gathers basic information from the client and will perform high-level directional analysis to identify the potential opportunities

STEP 2

Investment Grade Audit (IGA): The client and Minimise agree to perform an in-depth analysis to determine with a high level of granularity the specific scope measures, costs, savings/offsets, financial analyses, Sustainability impact, and funding strategies.

STEP 3

Approval and Funding: Once the scope and associated financials are determined, the client and Minimise move into the execution contract and funding.

STEP 4

Construction: Minimise collaborates with the client and implementation firm on scheduling and coordination of scope construction and delivery

STEP 5

Ongoing Measurement & Verification: Minimise provides ongoing monitoring and reporting of scope via EEaaS for the entirety of the term.

In summary, Minimise has developed a unique approach that will help an organization like yours to proactively address and positively affect your entity’s infrastructure and do so in a way that results in significant energy reduction and financial impact. Most importantly, Minimise will develop a strategy that hedges you against the negative impact of utility escalation.

Fighting the good fight can seem like a lonely endeavor during the pandemic.

Our fight at Minimise Global is literally to help companies and communities of every kind all over the world efficiently and effectively reach carbon reduction and energy savings goals. But when the world is catapulted into disarray and decisions get shelved “”until further notice” it can feel like “you against the world” literally and figuratively.

Last week, some of us were able to attend the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings/Better Plants Summit as an official Financial Ally.

That means we are one of about 50 financial institutions that has pledged a significant portion of dollars to fund energy efficiency measures. Minimise committed $250mm to be exact. But we hope it’s just the tip of the iceberg because there is no limit to the amount we can invest.

There were 500+ in attendance at a nondescript hotel alongside the Pentagon. Everyone was eager to make connections, eager to understand the business better and eager to get substantial movement and momentum in reaching our collective energy goals. Everyone was in it to win it. Together.

Competitors were sharing best practices. This is bigger than any one company’s success. There is so much work to do there is room for everyone’s success. That’s why it feels like a mission. The two key speakers from the Department of Energy and the President’s Cabinet did something that sometimes is so simple, yet so needed – they thanked us.

Jennifer Granholm, the Secretary of the Department of Energy, spoke and highlighted the accomplishments so far.The group assembled has made significant advancements. But also highlighted the need for energy independence with the war raging in Eastern Europe. In many ways, it felt like a call to arms. Nothing political, just practical.

On the subject of Climate Policy, Gina McCarthy, special advisor to the President, was in person and was both a commanding presence and a wonderfully entertaining speaker. A true veteran who has had to rally people to come together for her lifetime.

One of the biggest highlights was making a connection with MaryBeth Yannessa. Her company is Refrigerated Technologies but her work with the DOE and it’s various committees and accelerators spans a decade. She was introduced to Kosh Samuel and me by Scott Graham another member of our team based in Texas. Her experience, insight and entrepreneurship was a delight to share throughout each session of the conference. A “proper” partnership in the making for sure.

At the end of the day, it sure felt amazing to get off of a zoom and into a room.

That said, we have $250mm ready to role out and dole out to energy saving projects ASAP. And after this week, I can definitely say, we’re on a mission to do so.

 

Tim Breitbach

Chief Marketing Officer

Minimise

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