Seattle-based Pathway Design & Construction was founded in an effort to offer its clients a home or building that is reflective of the symbiotic relationship between humankind and nature.
The team at Pathway believes they are responsible for the impact their building practices have on nature and it is part of their duty to reduce the company’s operational carbon footprint through the use of environmentally friendly building practices.
As part of this commitment, Pathway Design & Construction joined the Carbonfree® Business Partnership program, in order to neutralize the firm’s annual operating emissions that could not be eliminated.
“Pathway Design & Construction is proud to partner with Carbonfund.org to offset our carbon footprint as well as support verified projects that promote climate change solutions and help provide us cleaner air and energy,” says Paul Kocharhook, Owner of Pathway Design & Construction.
As a remodeling construction company, the nature of Pathway’s work creates a large carbon footprint, partially reduced by using less toxic construction materials, maintaining clean, contained job sites, and recommending healthy home systems and products to clients. Some of the final benefits are reduced costs for energy, water, and maintenance, improved occupant health, and greater homeowner satisfaction.
Pathway provides a full range of services for residential remodeling projects from design through construction. The firm emphasizes healthy building design in every project, promoting “best building practices” for improved indoor air quality, a health benefit for their clients that also increases longevity and value for their home.
Paul and his team at Pathway believe in best building practices and healthy home building concepts. The home or building they deliver to clients may actually lower the health risks found in many of today’s homes when the appropriate construction techniques are implemented and the house is maintained properly after their work is completed. Pathway employees are actively involved with Washington’s American Lung Association Master Home Environmentalist program and work as community volunteers to educate homeowners and the community at large regarding healthier home practices.