Architects and Engineers Look to Embrace New Technology

Mainebiz interviewed 20 business leaders about their outlook on the coming year. Ellen Belknap, our President, spoke about Maine’s strong position for green technologies, particularly cross laminated timber, as the whole architecture / engineering / construction industry works to reduce carbon emissions.

“I’m excited by Maine’s opportunity to be industry leaders in developing floating offshore wind farms, manufacturing mass timber products, electrification of transportation and building heating and cooling systems, and replacement of building materials with high embodied carbon,” she says. “The largest impact we can make in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is in the electrification of everything and the shift to renewable/green energy.”
– Ellen Belknap
President of SMRT