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.

Our Profile

 

Technology

Leveraging cutting edge technology to deliver better projects and value

Engineering

Unbiased engineering for quality custom solutions for every project

Innovation

Forward thinking solutions and approaches that break the norm

Problem Solving

Outside of the box thinking to tackle any challenge

Vision

The energy needs of people are met without creating a negative impact to society

Mission

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

-Performance

-Value

-Innovation

-Honesty

-Transparency

-Ambition

-Quality

OUR STORY

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.

.http://takasolutions.com/the-venture/

Reasons for Poor Perfoming Buildings

  • Poor Design 65%
  • Sub Par Construction 40%
  • Bad Operation 70%
  • Inadequate Technology 85%
  • Faulty Equipment 20%

THE TEAM

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.

Charles Blaschke

Charles Blaschke

Managing Director

Christos Sakizlis

Christos Sakizlis

Mechanical Engineer

Nathan Jenkins

Nathan Jenkins

Energy Analyst

Majid Mayin

Majid Mayin

Controls Engineer

William Avrillon

William Avrillon

Sales Executive

Sima Turjoman

Sima Turjoman

Energy Engineer

Chris Burkhardt

Chris Burkhardt

Commercial Director

Ahmed Ejaz

Ahmed Ejaz

Energy Engineer

Waseem Parvez

Waseem Parvez

BIM Engineer

Sharrlyn Faller

Sharrlyn Faller

Office Administration

Mohamed Al Husseini

Mohamed Al Husseini

Business Development Manager

Haia Hatamleh

Haia Hatamleh

Energy Engineer

Cristian Monsalves

Cristian Monsalves

Project Director

Rehana Jiffrey

Rehana Jiffrey

Energy Simulation

Mirza Baig

Mirza Baig

Energy Engineer

Dave Foster

Dave Foster

Communications

Michael Desmond

Michael Desmond

Energy Engineer

Henry Jeha

Henry Jeha

Assistant Project Director

Rokas Janulis

Rokas Janulis

Energy Engineer

Barbara Lachance

Barbara Lachance

Senior Controls Engineer

Jude Barghouthi

Jude Barghouthi

Energy Engineer

Beverley D'Costa

Beverley D'Costa

Head of Human Resources

 

ADVISERS

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.

 

Phil Schloss

Phil Schloss

Business Development

Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold

Strategic Advisor

Celine Salman

Celine Salman

Strategy

NEWS

 

Another award for Taka Solutions!

For the second time this year, Taka Solutions was awarded the “Retrofit Project of the Year” for its Guaranteed Energy Performance Contract with The Fairmont Palm Hotel & Resort. Find more about the project: here Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, today announced the winners of the 2017 MENA Green Building Awards that recognise innovation, creativity and excellence in promoting sustainability best practices. Read the full press release: here Supported by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), government officials, industry leaders, representatives of academia and media, the 2017 MENA Green Building Awards was organised in partnership with the JordanGBC and LebanonGBC. The event was also highlighted on social media under the hashtag: #MENAGBAward Meet the 2017 MENA Green Building Awards Winners   “The project’s success can be attributed to the high level of innovation and intricate planning of the EEMs implemented. The strategy used for reduction of the asset’s energy consumption and carbon footprint involves the optimization and control of the asset’s ventilation based on demand of the hotel guests. This is the largest hotel and/or resort in the region to have this measure implemented. The asset only consumes the energy that it requires at any given time, which has resulted in substantial energy and cost savings, in addition to guest comfort and simplified O&M for the FM team. The efficiency measures implemented have resulted in approx. 9 mil. kWh of energy savings. The hotel was able to pay for the measures from the savings generated by the project over the first year. The on-going energy... read more

Taka Solutions awarded the “Building Retrofit of the year 2017”

  Taka Solutions was awarded the Retrofit Building of the Year 2017 in the Hotel category at the 3rd Annual RetrofitTech Summit and Awards which was held in the Meydan Hotel on 19th March 2017, Dubai, UAE. Make sure to attend the next edition: retrofittechuae.com Taka Solutions was recognized for the high level of innovation and intricate planning of the Energy Efficiency Measures implemented to reduce the energy consumption and carbon footprint of Fairmont the Palm hotel located in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Find more about the project:... read more

BUILDING THE FUTURE

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.

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Change Initiative

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 journey

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VOTE FOR OUR ALUMNI STARTUP @VENTURE FROM CHIVAS

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.

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Global challenge

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.

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Dubai-Based Taka Makes Energy Efficiency its Task

“People today spend countless hours on their devices with applications that are not making a positive impact on the world. Imagine opening our new application and the time spent will contribute to saving 20 per cent of the world’s energy.”

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