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Energy Efficiency: Unleashing the social impact of the hidden fuel

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Despite the widespread understanding that “energy efficiency is a hidden fuel”, the potential of reaping the full range of benefits of demand management measures is yet to be realized in many parts of the world. The UAE, with one of the highest rankings in power and water consumption per capita, seized the opportunity to reduce energy consumption especially in the built-environment, one of the largest consuming sectors.

In this YPE Speaker Series Event, we are delighted to invite Charles Blaschke, Founder and Managing Director of Taka Solutions – a technology engineering company that helps building owners and operators reduce energy consumption. Charles will answer your questions on what the market opportunities are for building retrofits and energy savings in the UAE, and how owners could overcome the hurdle of financing the capital cost required to upgrade their buildings. He will shed light on the role of Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) in providing creative financing solutions, and present successful stories of Taka Solutions from the region.

Taka Solutions is the winner of this year’s “The Venture” - a globally recognized social entrepreneurship competition - for the Gulf region. Taka is currently competing against 26 other startups from around the world to win the global award! Charles will therefore share Taka Solutions plans to create social impact by altering behavioral inertia towards energy conservation at the individual level and on a global scale!

Join us:

  • Wednesday, May 25th, 7:00 pm
  • The Croft at Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel in Dubai Marina (map).

Following the presentation, we welcome you to stay at the terrace for networking.

This event is free of charge with limited seats availability. Click register below (bottom right of page)

For further information, please contact our Board Members: Ricardo Reina at 055 480 48 46 or Salvador Lopez at 056 417 59 65.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Charles Blaschke
Founder and Managing Director
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Available Seats:
34 / 50


Ricardo Reina


The Croft
Dubai Marriot Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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