Ali Nazari to Speak at Saskatchewan Association of Architects Conference

Each year, the Saskatchewan Association of Architects (SAA) hosts the SAA Conference and General Meeting for the knowledge sharing of architectural practice. This year’s SAA Conference 2019 follows the theme, “Saskatchewan Architecture: What’s Next?”. Topics surround the future of architecture as it relates to national building policy. Canada is currently lagging behind globally in the development of building policies aimed at increase public knowledge of the significance of the built environment. With its extreme climates, Indigenous heritage and low population, Saskatchewan can offer a unique take on the formation of new policies. The Conference will be held at the Double Tree Hilton in Regina, SK across May 2-4, 2019.

Senior Principal and Energy & Sustainability Director of Canada, Ali Nazari, will be speaking at the 2019 SAA Conference, both as a featured speaker and a panelist:

Considering the proposed national architecture/built environment policy, Saskatchewan ratified the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB 2017) as of January 1st, 2019. This presentation will provide insights on what adoption of this code means in practice. It will also help uncover common communication barriers within teams and facilitate the understanding of how energy modelling can be used at different stages of design. This empowers all stakeholders to work together in a truly integrated fashion, making data-driven design decisions from the start that meet the sustainability target of projects within budget.

Panel Discussion

Friday, May 3, 2019 | 2:45pm – 4:15pm


  • Špela Videčnik, Founder | OFIS arhitekti
  • Darryl Condon, Managing Partner | HMCA Architecture
  • David Fortin, Principal Architect | David T. Fortin Architect, Inc.
  • Ali Nazari, Senior Principal, Energy & Sustainability Director Canada | Integral Group


About Ali

Currently leading the energy modeling and sustainability teams as a Senior Principal at Integral Group, Ali is well versed in integrated design facilitation, sustainability and advanced building energy simulations. Widely regarded as a pioneer in his field, Ali has led sustainability designs for the first commercial Living Building Challenge project in Canada and the first certified LEED Platinum office in Vancouver. A natural leader with over 15 years of experience, he serves as the Vice Chair of the BC Chapter Leadership Board of CaGBC and is on the CaGBC’s Experienced Modellers List. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and is a recognized key speaker at many international energy modeling and sustainability conferences.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit 2019 SAA Conference.

Date(s): May 4, 2019

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Speaker: Ali Nazari - Senior Principal, Energy & Sustainability Director Canada