Founded in 2014, Vireo Development, LLC is an environment and resource conservation conscious Design/Build real estate development organization. Our focus is to acquire real estate in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania area for the purpose of developing housing that conform to the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) building standards. These high performance, deeply energy efficient buildings will achieve significant overall energy savings of up to 60% to 80%.
A key aspect of Vireo’s mission is educating the public to the personal and social advantages of PHIUS homes. Addressing homeowner expectations and exposing the entire construction process are central elements of the client education experience. We believe that homebuyers, if presented the choice between a conventionally built home and a Passive House, will choose the Passive House, not solely because of projected energy cost savings, but because of the social and environmental benefits resulting from resource conservation.