Two members of the Maine Climate Council Buildings, Infrastructure and Housing Working Group — Ellen Belknap, AIA and Jesse Thompson, AIA — will join us to present early adopter building projects that demonstrate positive steps toward reducing the carbon impact of our built environment. Jesse Thompson, AIA is a partner at Kaplan Thompson Architects in Portland, a President of Maine AIA, the first architect in northern New England to become a Passive House Consultant, and a LEED Accredited Professional. Ellen Belknap, AIA, is president of SMRT Architects and Engineers, a full-service firm designing healthcare, education, technology/science/industry, justice, government and corporate office facilities. She has led a variety of projects across New England, including the largest integrated project delivery (IPD) hospital in the Northeast, MaineGeneral Medical Center.