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
Senior Energy Engineer
Senior Controls 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.
“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.”read more
“We want to use technology to reduce the world’s energy consumption by 20%.”read more
Demand side energy management could open up new opportunities for contractors ready to build skills and take a performance-based approach to their rewards.read more
taka solutions is one of the winners of the Established SME Business category at the SME World 2016 held in Atlantis The Palm last March 15, 2016.read more
taka solutions and Bain & Company talks about strategy, The Venture pitch and other stuff.read more
taka solutions was recently recognized for their contribution in creating the EmiratesGBC Technical Guidelines for Retrofitting Existing Buildings.read more
Our Founder and General Manager was recently nominated as one of the new faces of engineering globally.read more
taka solutions was one of 3,555 companies competing to be one of the global winners of the Publicis90 competition.read more
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
Charles Blaschke talks to his hometown newspaper The Lee’s Summit Journal about his successes since moving to Dubai in 2008 and being a global finalist in The Venture competition.read more
Charles Blaschke and Chris Burkhardt of Taka Solutions are the Arabian Business Entrepreneurs of the Week.read more
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.read more
Dubai-based Taka Solutions, which launched three years ago, will represent the GCC region in the upcoming final of The Venture, in New York City this July, to compete for a share of US$1 million.read more
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.read more
Drive Live on Dubai Eye 103.8 had Charles and Chris on the show to talk about winning The Venture Regional and the plans for the global competition. Start at minute 13 to hear what they have to say.read more
An energy-and cost-saving tech start-up will represent the Gulf region in the global search for the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs.read more
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.read more
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.read more
A group of Spring 2004 pledge brothers start an energy efficiency company in Dubai, UAE to help reduce energy, water, carbon and consumption costs for building owners in the region.read more
Building Information Modeling should be the means to the end, not the end, and used as part of the process to delivery communication and value.read more
The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the building industry and taka solutions is part of this. See what Charles had to say in this Wamda and GE article.read more
taka solutions won The Venture gulf regional competition and will represent the region in the global challenge in July in New York City to be one of the most impact social ventures.read more
Taka Solutions has won the Gulf region round of The Ventureread more
Taka Solutions, an energy services company, has won the Gulf region round of The Venture, a global competition targeting startups with a social purpose.read more
“In 2012 Charles Blaschke and some friends decided they would look to tackle the energy wasted by what seemed to be a rising number of poorly constructed, unhealthy buildings in the UAE.”read more