BKR Energy - The Next 150 | Mitacs

Congratulations to Nima Alibabaei, Co-founder & CEO – BKR Energy Company, who has been named in Mitacs’ The next 150: Researchers who’ll shape Canada’s future.

Mr. Alibabaei, who earned his PhD at Ryerson University, proudly accepted his award stating, “I am driven to protect the environment by creating smart software to better control home heating systems, reducing greenhouse gasses.”

Nima Alibabaei - Mitacs

Nima Alibabaei

Nima Alibabaei is an expert in controlling the performance of residential HVAC systems in order to leverage their energy efficiency by reducing their energy cost and GHG emission. He is proficient in developing HVAC advanced predictive controllers and smart dual fuel switching system (SDFSS).

Some of Nima’s accomplishments include innovative experiences in building thermal energy modeling, thermal comfort optimization, indoor climate performance, HVAC system energy efficiency, HVAC system demand and energy cost optimization, energy conservation strategy planning models, Model-based Predictive Controllers (MPCs), smart grid, demand side management, demand response, and peak load management.

In addition, Nima has forwarded BKR Energy’s contribution in the fields of:

  • Residential HVAC system infrastructure and configuration.
  • Home comfort and indoor climate performance optimization to reduce the energy cost and GHG emission.
  • Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) and high-performance building management.
  • Process model making, optimization, load prediction, embedded, cloud-based, and user preference learning algorithms.

BKR Energy

BKR Energy provides “a solution to prevent climate change in your own little way.” Their mission focuses on climate change caused by human behavior. Fighting climate change means transforming the way we live. For transforming from outdated traditional, we need inspiration, tools, and support. BKR Energy provides those to you. Established in 2016, BKR Energy focuses on using cloud-based smart algorithms and AI to reduce the energy cost and carbon emissions in your HVAC system as one of the largest GHG emission contributors.


Mitacs embodies their mission as follows: Mitacs is a catalyzing force in the Canadian innovation ecosystem. We build a world-class, diverse community of innovators through our collaborative model, attracting and deploying top talent to industry, and matching need with expertise to create ambitious solutions to real-world challenges.

Founded in 1999, Mitacs has grown far beyond its original focus on applied and industrial research in mathematics. Today, we support a wide range of disciplines, from STEM to social innovation; broadened our undertaking to include college and undergraduate students, as well as new graduates and postdocs; and expanded our network of businesses, hospitals, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes and in all sectors. With close to 400 employees and regional hubs in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver we are an integral part of Canada’s innovation

The Next 150

The next 150: Celebrating researchers who’ll shape Canada’s future

For Canada’s sesquicentennial, we showcased 150 of our researchers whose dedication and vision have impacted our past and will inspire our future. They exemplify the creativity, diversity, and tenacity that make Canada a wonderful place to live.
For more information, or to contact BKR Energy, please visit www.bkrenergy.ca.