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The Viva Green Homes Advantage.

Real Estate Platform for Eco Home Listings and Professionals  

  VGH is headquartered in Arlington, VA, with a team of a founder, experienced engineer, developer and listing specialist located across North America. They are knowledgeable and passionate about making sure that the real estate market includes these premium listings for sellers to market their homes more accurately and helping to educate and provide a platform for homebuyers to find their next home or eco professional. Learn more about the big issue in the real estate industry.

Our Story

When founder, Kari Klaus, completed a home renovation she realized that the extra features, which created a healthier, more sustainable, cost saving and comfortable home, may never be seen by future buyers when it came time to sell the home. And, the investment in these extra upgrades may never be returned in full. That's because her home would end up appearing very much like all the rest of the properties on national real estate listing sites, which rarely market accurately or comprehensively the full details of properties and their potential benefits.
But Kari's home is not the only one. Millions of homes are sold each year with features that improve livability, have decreased monthly ownership costs and are of superior quality to traditionally built homes.
Technology improves the way we live, work and play. And technology is a large part of our homes too; how they are built, how they function and how they impact our lifestyle quality. Lower ownership costs also mean that buyers may be able to apply the savings elsewhere. Buyers should have the same access to information to make better choices like they have in the rest of their lives. 
As homeowners consider renovations and upgrades, knowing how certain features retain their market value is an important part of the decision-making process. Homeowners can make more informed choices knowing the potential return on their investment such as solar, natural materials and high efficiency heating and cooling systems.  
Information about market value and trends play a large role in the industry including the many hundreds of products and services that go into a property and the nearly 6 million real estate transactions each year. 
Purchasing a property or improving an existing property can be one of the largest investments a person may ever make.  We are working to provide that missing gap of information so that consumers know more about how a property can improve their lifestyle for years to come and get more return on their investment when it comes time to sell. 

Read about our awardspress, and team

Our Team

  • Kari Klaus Founder and CEO

    American University, Washington DC
    BA, cum laude, in International Studies with a focus on sustainable development

    LEED Green Associate

    Professional Experience:
    Licensed real estate agent in Virginia since 2005 (Keller Williams and ZipRealty)
    EPA Outstanding Scholar
  • Scott Miles Lead Engineer

    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Bachelor of Science, Computer Science. High honors. 

    Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    Professional Experience:
    20+ years IT experience 
    Clear Skies Security
    Internet Security Systems 
  • Alex Gonzalez Developer

    Chihuahua Institute of Technology
    Bachelor of Information Tchonlogies, Honorific mention.

    Professional Experience: 10+ years IT experience
    Mobile solutions
    Web development

    With Viva Green Homes since 2014
  • Jan Northenscold Listing Specialist

    Former real estate agent in Minnesota with 6 years experience.

    Passion for her work with dog rescue Playa Animal Rescue

    With Viva Green Homes since 2014

Viva Green Homes is also mentored and advised by leading entrepreneurs in tech start-ups as well as experienced professionals in real estate and sustainability. 

  • Paul Goggin Advisor

    Serial Entrepreneur and Founder, CTO, Technologist, Scientist, serves on a variety of boards



  • Alicia Brown Advisor

    Experienced Real estate agent since 2002, Real estate Broker and the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Committee