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Solarize NoVA Reaches 1.5 MW of New Solar


The Solarize NoVA program, led by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) and the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), reached a significant milestone with a contract total of 1.5 megawatt of new solar (out of 2.4 megawatts for our overall campaigns) with a construction value of over $4.7 million. The Solarize NoVA program first read more...

The Link Between Water and Energy Conservation


This article first appeared in the Daily Progress. Did you know that energy is needed to filter and treat the water we consume and then pump it into our homes and businesses? Additionally, energy is needed to heat water for cooking, bathing, and washing. Consequently, when we conserve water we also conserve energy. The read more...

Year End Giving? More than money, LEAP wants your words.


Here at LEAP, our goals are to help you save money and to help Virginia transition away from dirty energy sources. Efficiency and renewables are the smartest and cheapest long-term strategies for homes, businesses, utilities, and society as a whole. We always welcome a financial contribution to help us achieve these goals, but our read more...

October is National Energy Action Month: Here’s What You Can Do


5 Ways Charlottesville Area Residents Can Join National Energy Action Month in October (and National Energy Efficiency Day October 5) $20 Home Energy Check-Ups Available Through December #EEDay2016 Shines Light on Benefits of Energy Efficiency Charlottesville, Virginia – October is National Energy Action Month and Wednesday, October 5 is the first National Energy Efficiency read more...

VA Sales Tax Holiday 8/5-8/7 on Energy Star + WaterSense Products


This weekend (August 5-7, 2016) is the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday, which this year combines back-to-school supplies, emergency preparedness and energy- and water-saving products. Get all the details here. Eligible ENERGY STAR and Water Sense items include: — Dishwashers — Clothes washers and dryers — Air conditioners — Ceiling fans — Lightbulbs — Dehumidifiers read more...

Solarize Fredericksburg June 1 – August 1, 2016


Solarize Fredericksburg helps Fredericksburg, Virginia, home and business owners add solar panels to their roofs with discounted prices and a streamlined process. read more...

News: What energy efficiency can learn from Solar, Uber and Spotify


The business model shift driving growth in digital music, solar panels, and other consumer technologies is poised to have the same impact on commercial energy efficiency in the United States. This innovation could increase annual energy-efficient technology spending — LED lights, high efficiency HVAC systems, and smart thermostats — by 42 percent, unlocking $20 billion in read more...

[Watch] Full Movie HD-1080p Moonlight (2016)


Moonlight (2016) Free Latest Films, Full Movie Online Watch Free, Free Movies Streaming, English Subtitles Full HD. Quality : HD Title : Moonlight. Director : Barry Jenkins Release : October 21, 2016 Language : en. Runtime : 111 min Genre : Drama. Plot ‘Moonlight’ is exelent film tell story about The tender, heartbreaking story read more...

News: Energize!Charlottesville campaign engaging community through arts


On Thursday, the City of Charlottesville teamed up with the Piedmont Council for the Arts for the Energize! Charlottesville Arts Pitch Night. Six local artists competed by presenting their ideas about how to use art to engage the community in the Energize! Charlottesville initiative. The city is one of 50 semifinalists in the running read more...

News: Pitch Night selects winner in Energize!Charlottesville competition


Charlottesville residents soon will be able to see their neighborhoods’ average energy usage on utility poles in the area. A project by Matthew Slaats was chosen by community members for funding on Thursday night at Milli Joe Cafe for the Energize!Charlottesville Arts Pitch Night. Seven artists and artist groups were selected to pitch their read more...