Leadership in Green Roof Installations
The Washington, DC metropolitan area has been the North American leader in green roof installations for the last five years. Part of this success is due to the civic leadership of Dr. Hamid Karimi, Deputy Director of Natural Resources at the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment.
He has more than 30 years of experience in environmental management and has served as chair of the GRHC Policy Committee for the past four years. He manages programs in DC that administer the MS4 stormwater permit; regulate and manage wetlands and groundwater; conduct construction inspections and enforcement; and partner with other jurisdictions to restore the Chesapeake Bay and Anacostia River.
Dr. Karimi has worked on development of regulatory processes for stormwater utilities and pollution control and is a long standing commissioner on the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. He leads a team that has developed a comprehensive stormwater management regulation for DC and an innovative stormwater retention credit trading market.