WHAT WE DO
taka solutions deploys the latest technologies and engineering to deliver comprehensive energy solutions that improves energy and water efficiency, reduce carbon impact and saves money. We do all of this using an innovative paid-from-savings model.
Energy performance contracts allow upgrades to be fully paid for by the savings created by the enhancements. In doing this we reduce the energy expenses of the building, enhance the quality of the air, environment and improve the overall value of the asset with no capital expense for the customer.
Leveraging cutting edge technology to deliver better projects and value
Unbiased engineering for quality custom solutions for every project
Forward thinking solutions and approaches that break the norm
Outside of the box thinking to tackle any challenge
The energy needs of people are met without creating a negative impact to society
To help reduce the worlds energy consumption by 20% using engineering, technology and finance
-To provide the information using technology for buildings and individuals to reduce their energy impact
-Create value for society, business and people through energy efficiency and technology
-Deliver complex ideas in a simple, different way
-Solve the world’s biggest problems using the power of business
-Make energy savings a seamless user experience
-Simplify energy and technology delivery
-Bring innovation and technology to an old industry
-Use the power of social media and technology to educate the masses about energy efficiency
After working in the engineering and construction industry we realized that buildings do not perform to their maximum potential. This leaves a performance gap that provides large energy, cost and comfort savings opportunities. So a small group of us decided we wanted make a greater social, environmental and economic impact using energy the paid-from-savings performance model to apply our technical expertise.
Taka: The name is derived from the Arabic word for energy – Taqa
The Venture Competition
In 2016 Taka Solutions won The Venture regional competition. We were selected as the global finalists to represent the Gulf region in the quest to find the worlds most impact social enterprises. To learn more see our page about The Venture below.
Reasons for Poor Perfoming Buildings
- Poor Design 65%
- Sub Par Construction 40%
- Bad Operation 70%
- Inadequate Technology 85%
- Faulty Equipment 20%
We are engineers, designers, builders, analysts and business people.
Our team is comprised of professionals experienced in the region dedicated to help building owners, asset managers and governments reduce their impact on the environment and increase profitability and asset value.
Mohamed Al Husseini
Business Development Manager
Sr. Technical Sales Engineer
Senior Energy Engineer
Head of Human Resources
Experienced supporters of our mission to save energy around the world.
Our advisers help us across a variety of industries, experiences, geographies and expertise to ensure we continue to perform and help make positive impact.
Strengthen public-private partnerships and ecoliteracy of students to drive green schools in the UAE, says EmiratesGBC’s ‘State of Our Schools’ reportThe Emirates Coalition for Green Schools cited as major step for driving sustainability initiatives across UAE schools Calls for cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary platform to improve the level of sustainability in UAE’s schools; underlines need to improve Indoor Air Quality of schools Emirates Coalition for Green Schools aims to ensure that every child in the UAE learns in a green school within this generation Dubai, UAE; February 12, 2018: Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has called for strengthening eco-literacy among students and promoting public-private partnerships for achieving the ‘green’ transformation of UAE’s schools. The recommendations for transforming UAE’s schools into sustainable environments are highlighted in the ‘State of Our Schools’ whitepaper authored by EmiratesGBC following a roundtable of the Emirates Coalition for Green Schools, a national initiative launched by EmiratesGBC aligned with the Global Coalition for Green Schools. The UAE’s strongest advocates of green schools took part in the roundtable, held in November 2017, to deliberate about the ‘state of our schools.’ The event was supported by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Taqati and Etihad Energy Services. The participants included representatives of government, tertiary level academics, elementary school teachers, education and sustainability related associations, media and the private sector. The three key objectives of the roundtable have now been achieved with the White Paper, which defines green schools in the UAE, assesses the current state of the UAE schools, and identifies which stakeholders must be engaged to determine an effective course of action. Accordingly, a ‘green school’ is defined as one that ‘provides a... read more
Taka Solutions’ Charles Blaschke joins the EGBC launch “Emirates Coalition for Green Schools Roundtable Series”Originally published by Sarwat Nasir on KhaleejTimes.com December 4, 2017. A white paper on the sustainability of schools in the UAE will soon be released by the Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC). Two weeks ago, a roundtable was held by EGBC in the presence of the school and environmental leaders, to discuss what it really means for a school to be ‘green’. Charles Blaschke, managing director of Taka Solutions (the corporate partner of EGBC), said that “being green” is not limited to saving energy. There are many other factors that play a role, including the elimination of noise pollution, usage of LED lights, ensuring clean air quality, which is some among the many. “Somebody might raise their hand and say that they own a school and think it’s green because they don’t spend a lot of energy. But if you look at the definition, it’s not just about energy, it’s about the comfort and air quality at the heart of the community and the education programmed around it,” Blaschke said. “If you look through the lens of what we’ve defined today as green schools, I’d say there are only very few green schools. And, if we know there are 1,200 schools operating, that means the opportunity to make schools green is immense.” Khaleej Times reached out to a few schools and queried how they were making their schools green – everything they were doing from sustainable lighting, reducing noise pollution around/inside the school and teaching kids about sustainability. Most of the schools that responded only highlighted how they were teaching their students to be sustainable with various eco-friendly projects. However, some... read more
The regional final of The Venture 2017, a $1 million Chivas Regal global fund designed to support social entrepreneurs, to be held in Dubai on 18 January, 2017.read more
Project “TAQAS”, An innovative solution that helps individuals reduce their energy consumption and utility bills in their homes.read more
Talented young people from eight cities competed for prizes, including potential job offers at Accenture and Expo 2020 Dubai.read more
Charles Blaschke alongside Team Squirrels has won the local edition of the Accenture Digital Connected Hackathon
An app that helps individuals reduce their energy consumption and utility bills in their homes has won the local edition of the Accenture Digital Connected Hackathon held yesterday in Dubai.read more
The Dubai-based MD of Taka Solutions is willing to retrofit structures with devices and technology that will cut utility bills by at least a third – with no investment from you.read more
Taka Solutions has been nominated as a finalist for Social Enterprise of the Year.read more
Green Coast Enterprises uses investment arm to launch JV with Taka Solutionsread more
Items such as LED lights helped spur investments, making up 14 per cent of the $16 trillion spent globally on energy supply last year. Chris Ratcliffe / Bloombergread more
Having a positive impact on society is no more than a pleasant by-product for businesses. For an increasing number of entrepreneurs across the Middle East, it’s their mission.read more
Corys Environment and Taka Solutions launch joint venture devoted to reducing UAE’s energy consumption
Aim to reduce UAE’s energy consumption by 20%read more
“Our focus is to help people reduce their energy consumption because that can have a huge impact,” both economically and environmentally, says Blaschke, the founder and managing director of Dubai-based Taka Solutions.read more
A group of Alpha Kappa (Missouri S&T) brothers start an energy efficiency company in Dubai to help reduce energy, water, carbon and costs for building owners and individuals.read more
“It’s like the wild west, codes are lax, and no public records.” These are the comments of engineer Charles Blaschke when talking about the Dubai real estate scene.read more
UAE business owner, Charles Blaschke is currently flying the flag for the UAE, and the wider GCC in New York this week.read more
Run by Chivas Regal, The Venture is a $1million fund designed to empower extraordinary start-ups that use business to create positive change. We sit with Charles Blaschke, MD of Taka Solutions and Regional Finalist ahead of the global finals in New York in July to learn more about his journeyread more
The founders of taka solutions combine professional acumen and knowhow from backgrounds in Mechanical Engineering, Design, Construction Economics, Project Management and Finance Nuclear engineering with Bill Gates’ TerraPower company.read more
The United Arab Emirates city of Dubai is home to Taka Solutions, an energy engineering startup founded by Missouri S&T graduates Charles Blaschke and Philip Schloss.read more
Forget about solar energy. Buildings are the key to conserving energy. Taka Solutions has the technology needed to save a bunch of energy globally!read more
taka solutions – An international company managed by a former Lee’s Summit resident is looking for a groundswell of local support in a world-wide competition.read more
Charles Blaschke shares five important things he learned from The Venture “Accelerator Week” that every start-up should know.read more
UAE-based energy solution company, Taka Solutions is calling for the public’s support in international entrepreneur competition The Venture.read more