Minimise’ No Capital Outlay Partnership Agreement (NCOPA) with their partner Johnson Controls implement the No Capital Outlay financial model by utilizing the world’s most advanced technologies, resources and proven energy management tools. Drawing from ingenuity spanning the globe, Minimise and Johnson Controls provides its clients with bespoke energy and operational solutions, not only at zero cost, but also with prepaid savings. We understand and address the immediate need that is affordable and elderly housing to make sure that everyone has a decent, safe, economical, and sustainable place to live. NCOPA program and beyond addresses the priorities and challenges building owners across the globe:

Aging Infrastructure: Boilers, Chillers, HVAC Systems, Ventilation and Exhaust, Elevators, Building Controls, Lighting, Building Envelop, Water Fixtures, Irrigation

Safety concerns: Ventilation, Air Quality, Security Systems, Exterior Lighting Systems, Emergency Pull Stations

Lack of funding: Fixed Revenue Stream, Increase Cost of Services, (Materials and Labor), Reduced Federal and Local Funding

Utility rates are escalating: Older buildings systems use between 30% to 50% more energy/water to operate. The gap continues to rise as the cost of electricity and water/sewer continue to increase.

According to the EIA, electricity prices have increased 1.8% per year in the USA for the past 25 years
Over an 8-year timespan between 2008 and 2016, the average water rates across increased by nearly 40% while the average wastewater rates increased by 24%.
Decarbonization and Electrification displaces fossil fuel which is our lowest cost per MMBtu of energy

Maintenance costs are compiling: Higher maintenance backlog costs due to budgets, Increase labor costs, Obsolete repair components

Process for Qualification: FIdeation Session, Paper Audit/Billing Analysis, Facility Infrastructure Assessment, Real- time Energy Consumption Monitoring Equipment, Validation of Viability of Potential Savings and Cost Reductions

Winning outcome: The NCOPA would accommodate the owner as the ideal financial solution. The infrastructure facility improvements related savings and system upgrades are achieved and guaranteed throughout the term of the NCOPA. This gives the Client comfort as to the consistency in quality performance.

Financial Overview

As mentioned, Minimise’ No Capital Outlay Partnership Agreement (NCOPA) delivers customized energy technologies to reduce energy waste which in turn is at no cost, with prepaid savings, as well as operation and maintenance (O&M) programs for the duration of the term.

At the end of the contract, the Client will benefit more from the NCOPA program than investing their own capital, or worse, not making any improvements at all. The following graphic shows the difference the NCOPA program could make for a Client’s gains through savings and investments capital. The Client receives an Investment Grade Audit (IGA), prepaid savings, the capital investment on the solutions, operations and maintenance for the term of the contract and the continuous benefit of the equipment when the contract has ended.

The NCOPA provides for the entire funding mechanism for the project, thus freeing the Client from needing to spend one cent of its capital expenditure budget to improve any energy infrastructure upgrades over the term of the NCOPA.

The savings from the upgraded energy infrastructure alone pays for the project, eliminating the need for loans, leases, or project funding gimmicks. The Client simply need to treat the NCOPA payment the same as it would a usual utility payment.

The No Capital Outlay Partnership Agreement (NCOPA) is backed by multiple AA+ rated national and international banks. In fact, Minimise secured a $400 million credit line from a leading banking institution in 2020 for NCOPA related projects. NCOPA payment the same as it would a usual utility payment.


Minimise and JCI brings a winning Partnership that is best in its field, totally unique, innovative, and locally founded. Minimise and JCI Key Personnel are here below:

Beyond NCOPA to Complex Housing
Public Private Partnerships

Our Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) program bundles assets, technology, and services into one contract that delivers immediate as well as ongoing operational and financial benefits to customers without the burden of product ownership, managing numerous contracts, or increase of debt.

Using the IAAS model, Johnson Controls works with the customer to determine who is best suited to take responsibility for the operational outcomes. Often, our customers elect to maintain operational control. Johnson Controls can also take full responsibility and risk transfer of the various elements to drive the agreed upon outcomes and key performance indicators including:

  • Construction and commissioning

  • Guaranteed energy savings with measurement and verification

  • Operation and maintenance on included assets. Potential for lifecycle refresh outcomes

  • Total building operational costs including lifecycle refresh outcomes

Rather than borrow money through traditional debt financing, customers are able to expense facility improvements through this program without making an upfront capital investment. Johnson Controls would pay for the cost to engineer and install various improvements that lower the utility, operational, and capital costs for the facility or facilities.

Once the improvements are installed, you would pay for the benefits that the project generates over the contract term. IAAS is a “pay for performance” program. This means that you’ll have nothing to pay if a facility doesn’t receive corresponding benefit.


Mary P. Fox
National Vertical Market Director Public Housing at JCI
Phone: (763) 227-7709

Daniel Badran
Chief Executive Officer at Minimise Global
Phone: (407) 446 7777