Green Roof in Qatar and the Middle East

Presented by: Katrin Scholz-Barth

Katrin Scholz-Barth is an internationally recognized expert in Green Roof technology. She received her Masters of Science in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Rostock, Germany in 1992 and has practiced for over 16 years in the United States of America.

Noticeable projects in the US include the National Institutes of Health, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Queens Botanical Garden in New York, O’Hare Airport in Chicago, the World Bank headquarter office in Washington, DC. Her work was recognized with a green roof award of excellence in 2003.

Ms. Scholz-Barth’s 16 years of experiences and expertise focus on sustainable buildings and landscapes, green infrastructure and low impact development for water conservation, energy efficiency, and air quality control – to reduce the ecological footprint of the built environment – subjects she has taught at Harvard University and at the University of Pennsylvania and has presented at numerous international conferences.

Her book Green Roof Systems: A Guide to the Planning, Design and Construction of Building Over Structure, coauthored with Susan Weiler, was just released by Wiley and Sons.

Ms. Scholz-Barth moved to Doha, Qatar in August 2008 and has since become the first president of Sustainable Qatar, an organization that promotes environmental awareness and action within the community. She is a member of the Qatar Green Building Council and a contributing author to the Qatar Better Building Guidelines by the UNESCO Doha Office.