Executive Committee


Katrin Scholz-Barth, President
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 near 20 years in the United States of America and Middle East. Her book Green Roof Systems: A Guide to the Planning, Design and Construction of Building Over Structure, coauthored with Susan Weiler, was released by Wiley and Sons in April 2009. Ms. Scholz-Barth moved to Doha, Qatar in August 2008 and has since become the first president of SustainableQatar, an independent volunteer based 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 Buildings Guideline by UNESCO. 

Dr. Mari Luomi, Secretary
   Gudrun Voggenreiter, Membership
Started October 2011

Mari Luomi is a Finnish social scientist, specialising in the politics and political economy of natural resources and the environment in the GCC states. She is currently based at Georgetown University, Qatar. Her key interests are the politics and policies of climate change.


Agnes Astolfi, Web Moderator   Dr. Peter Bowman, Community Outreach
Started October 2011    

Agnes is a civil and environmental engineer with interests in green buildings and life cycle assessment (LCA) of construction/building materials. She developed a prototype on multiple criteria decision-making based on fuzzy logic utilizing ceiling insulation materials as its initial application.
A Green Associate and IEMA Associate, she used to work in West Africa as the Head of the Commercial Department for a local petroleum and engineering consultancy firm before coming to Doha.


Peter Bowman received his PhD in Computer Science and Mathematics Education from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991.
As the Director of Technology and manager for Bomar Engineering, Peter was in charge of the integration and implementation of General Electric’s Integrated Blade Inspection System’s NDI systems for the US Air Force. He has also been involved in the development of simulation technology for Integrated Circuits (IC) for Datapoint and GE Calma and as a system analyst for Control Data Corporation, he helped design, develop and implement the first Automated Jet Engine Testing System for the US Air Force.