In fulfilling its mission, PathStone adheres to healthy and sustainable homes principles (HSHPs), a series of policies and best practices that directly influence day-to-day operations and decision making. These principles include:
Energy Efficiency – Reduce the environmental impact associated with energy use while providing cost savings for PathStone and its residents.
Water Conservation – Reduce the consumption of—and impact on—water resources that result from operations, maintenance and capital improvements throughout the portfolio.
Healthy Indoor Environments – Protect the health and wellbeing of residents and staff by maintaining a clean non-toxic environment that is dry, clean, pest-free, safe, contaminant-free, ventilated and well maintained.
Recycling and Waste Reduction – Reduce and eliminate waste wherever possible by purchasing responsibly, reusing when feasible, and promoting recycling.
Accessibility and Walkability – Provide information on the benefits of using public transportation and living close to employment and other services.
Environmentally Friendly Landscapes – Incorporate drought tolerant plants and native or non-invasive species into property landscaping plans.
Sustainable Materials and Products – Purchase products made from non-toxic, recycled materials that are resourced within the community when possible and can be recycled upon disposal.
Durability – Protect valuable resources by purchasing well made products that will last a long time.
Lifecycle Approach – Respond to the full life-cycle demands of assets over time. To save money and resources, take into consideration the full life cycle impacts—from “cradle to grave”—of purchases.