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

Sridutt Bayyana

Sridutt Bayyana

Projects Consultant

Henry Jeha

Henry Jeha

Energy Engineer

Rokas Janulis

Rokas Janulis

Senior 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

Nurudin Lowe

Nurudin Lowe

Marketing Manager

 

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

 

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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Save energy. Make money.

How a simple idea could help save the planet.
“We want people to understand that saving energy is half the cost of generating new electricity” – Charles Blaschke

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Well Done Members!

Congratulations to taka Solutions for winning The Venture social entrepreneurship competition. Five finalists were shortlisted for the regional heat, taking place in Dubai this month. The winner will represent the Gulf region at the global final in the US this summer.

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Taka Solutions Selected Global Finalist of The Venture

Part of search for businesses offering sustainable solutions to real-world issues, Taka Solutions has announced that it has been selected one of 27 startups from across the world, to be a finalist of Chivas Regal’s The Venture, a global search to find and support the most promising social entrepreneurs, who aim to succeed in business, whilst having a positive impact on the lives of others.

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The Venture: Vote for Change

Over the past few months Esquire has profiled previous entrants to The Venture, a global competition launched by Chivas that supports social entrepreneurs. Five finalists have now been shortlisted for the regional heat, taking place in Dubai this month. The winner will represent the Gulf region at the global final in the US this summer.

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Taka solutions on pay-as-you-save model for energy efficiency

Charles Blaschke and Chris Burkhardt, co-founders of Taka Solutions, a Dubai-based energy services company, batted around business ideas over many dinners oblivious to the fact that their concept – a pay-as-you-save model for energy efficiency – could become a bottom up approach to tackle the same problem.

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