Kari Klaus, Bringing Sustainability to the Real Estate Industry through Big Data

Kari Klaus

Occupation: Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Activist

Residence: Arlington, VA

Background: As the Founder and CEO of Realty Sage a national business award winning start-up company, Kari Klaus is a passionate leader in data-driven sustainability and is a tree-hugger at her core.

Kari graduated from American University, Washington DC with a cum laude Bachelor’s Associate degree in International Studies, focusing on sustainable economic development. She’s credentialed as a LEED Green Associate, worked as an Outstanding Scholar with the US Environmental Protection Agency and served as a Commissioner on the Environment and Energy Conservation Commission (Arlington, VA). Kari is also part of the US Speaker Program (Dept. of State) speaking about entrepreneurship and sustainability.

Current Project: Her start-up company, Realty Sage (formerly Viva Green Homes), is an award winning real estate platform which verifies, analyzes, and automates property features including the critical energy efficient, renewable energy, and smart technology data onto home listings.

The “Sage Score” provides a “Zestimate” like ease for home buyers to understand the value and benefits of clean and smart technologies and sellers can get more of their return on their investment through more accurate and automated property listings.

Other Fun Facts:

Kari spends her time traveling, jogging with her dogs and advocating to ensure local parks remain natural and accessible to all socio-economic community members, using data.

Connect with Kari:




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