Ballast Point is an architectural design and building company based in Balmain, and a Pathzero Carbon Neutral Company, with a team of innovators who are determined to find ways to do things better, embrace new technology and improve industry systems.
We had a chat with Ballast Point Co-Founder and Managing Director, Mat Wilk about his experience going carbon neutral with Pathzero. Here’s what he had to say…
How did you first hear about Pathzero?
I was researching how we could become carbon neutral. I always thought it could be something that should be simpler and that you could implement straight away, like you do when you book a plane ticket, and I was wondering why it was so difficult to do and usually such a long process. I found that Pathzero had invented the very same thing I had been thinking about.
What made Pathzero stand out over others that you researched?
The simplicity and speed. It shouldn't be something that's onerous. Pathzero is the only organisation that seemed to offer that kind of service.
Has this solution resulted in any changes to your business?
Yes. It made us focus on things like walking to the office instead of driving, or riding a bike in the case of one of our architects. It links business functionality and business practices to emissions. We use Pathzero as our indicator on how we are performing.
What have you been most impressed with?
The sign up and implementation process, as well as the quick response and follow up, has been really helpful for our business. That responsiveness and engagement makes Pathzero a good business partner. I also liked the way the founders were trying to solve a problem from a different perspective.
What plans do you have to use our platform in the future?
We will continue to use Pathzero and we will continue to identify our business as one that chooses to make a difference and helps other businesses think the same way.
What would you say to someone considering using Pathzero?
Do it today. It's the solution that breaks the barriers that have prevented us from thinking about something similar before. Its definitely been great for our business.