ENERGY STAR Service Providers – CEVA
The following companies are LEAP’s ENERGY STAR service providers in central Virginia. They have been pre-qualified for our residential programs and have signed a contract for services which stipulates the insurances they are required to carry, customer service expectations, and references. To be eligible for LEAP’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR certificate, instant cash rebates and financing opportunities, you must work with a contractor in our network.
To get started, create a home energy profile and enroll online.
Building Performance Institute Certified Building Analysts/Home Assessors in central Virginia
• Abrahamse and Company Builders*
• Albemarle Heating & Air*
• APM Energy*
• Commonwealth Sustainability Works
• EDGE Energy*
• Mack Morris Heating & AC*
• WeatherSeal Insulation*
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Service Providers in central Virginia
• Abrahamse and Company Builders*
• Airflow Systems*
• Albemarle Heating & Air*
• Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP)*
• APM Energy*
• Beck Cohen
• Clyde E. Smith
• Comfort Source
• Creative Conservation
• Davenport Insulation
• Duct-Rite Mechanical
• EDGE Energy*
• Johnson Custom Windows and Doors*
• Lithic Construction*
• Mack Morris Heating & AC*
• McCrea Heating & Air
• Robertson Electric
• Robertson Renovations*
• Starlite Heating and Air/Starlite Energy Group*
• Weatherseal Insulation*
• Atlantic Solar Solutions*
• Piedmont Radiant
Abrahamse and Company Builders
Abrahamse and Company Builders, a custom general contractor, produces a high quality product emphasizing health, energy efficiency, and durability. Our reputation for providing excellent customer service comes from earning our clients’ trust as we educate them in the building process. With our passionate belief in the whole house as a system, we agree that LEAP’s philosophy will help sustain our environment. We are proud to participate in a program whose goal is the wellbeing of our future. 1020 Linden Ave. Charlottesville, VA 22902, 434.295.9379
Airflow Systems, Inc.
Airflow Systems, Inc. conducts sophisticated home energy auditing and remediation strategies to reduce utility cost and emissions, and improve the comfort and efficiency of homes. As a fully licensed and insured contractor, Airflow Systems, Inc. and Airflow Home Energy Diagnostics offers a wide array of building services that can lower utility bills and improve the comfort of your home. The following are some of our specialties: high efficient geothermal systems, high quality HVAC systems, indoor air quality filtration systems, mastic sealed duct systems, indoor air quality analysis, home energy audits, home energy leak testing, home air duct leakage testing, and weatherization tips. All of our work is tested upon completion to ensure quality and adhere to the principals of green building. 434.979.4328.
Albemarle Heating & Air, Inc.
Albemarle Heating & Air, Inc. since 1988, a performance based company dedicated to helping our customers with sincere attention to their needs. We provide solutions for heating and cooling systems, building science, moisture management, indoor air monitoring and testing, system analysis, mold issues, and odor control. Airflow Diagnostics is the home energy assessment arm of our business. We have been HVAC Contractor of the Year 2 years in a row by Charlottesville’s Peoples Choice. We have been ranked in the top 10 companies nationally by our industry peers. Our mission is to keep you healthy, save you money and make you comfortable. We may be reached by calling 434.293.4556.
Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP)
Albemarle Housing Improvement Program’s (AHIP) mission is to strengthen families, neighborhoods and the community by improving the affordable housing stock. A non-profit organization incorporated in 1976, AHIP has 35 years of experience in providing construction services—housing rehabilitations, renovations and repairs—for low-income County and City residents. AHIP is a Class A Contractor and a state-licensed and EPA-certified Lead Abatement Contractor. Through a commitment to excellence that spans three decades, AHIP is offering competitive weatherization, energy-efficiency retrofitting, accessibility upgrades and general renovation and repair services for all families in the greater Charlottesville area. AHIP’s estimators, project managers, in-house construction crews and cadre of reliable area subcontractors are ready to help you improve the health, sustainability and comfort of your home with superior service, courteousness and workmanship. Working with AHIP benefits your home and family—and also your community. All proceeds go toward AHIP’s non-profit work in the community, benefiting our neighbors who are most in need and improving the health and well-being of our urban and rural neighborhoods. For more information or to get started with AHIP, please contact Jenifer Klippel at 434-817-2447 x27 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Altenergy Incorporated designs and installs solar energy systems for municipal, residential, and commercial customers. Types of solar energy systems include grid tied or off grid, battery backed or Cummins generator assisted photovoltaic systems and solar thermal hot water for domestic, space heating and industrial process heat applications. We engineer energy systems that meet customer driven requirements, with a focus on providing maximum return on investment by designing alternative energy systems that seamlessly integrate energy production with energy demand, and by reducing energy consumption without lifestyle change requirements.
Altenergy Incorporated has been in business since 2005. Based in Charlottesville, Va, we also have full design and installation branches in Staunton, Va, and Boise, ID. We are a Class-A General Contractor with Electrical and Solar contractor licenses, with all needed documentation and insurance to ensure a code-compliant systems eligible for incentive rebate programs. Our systems are designed by NABCEP certified installers, who have built over 450 solar energy systems. We are a turnkey system provider. Contact: Paul Risberg or Pattianne Waters Altenergy Incorporated 434-293-3763
APM Energy is one of the first companies in Charlottesville dedicated solely to promoting and improving energy conservation for its customers as a full service home energy improvement contractor.
We have an experienced BPI certified Building Analyst on our staff who has performed many energy audits in the City of Charlottesville and surrounding Albemarle County including the winning City of Charlottesville entry in the LEAP Home Energy Makeover Contest. We also have the capability of performing infra-red thermography which will locate unseen leaks or sources of moisture penetration. Our mission is to provide the maximum value to our clients by professionally performing diagnostic testing to identify what energy related problems there may be with your home and to develop the most cost-effective solutions to correct those problems.
As a Virginia Class A Contractor and EPA Certified Renovator, we perform all air sealing, insulation, HVAC and other home energy improvements necessary to make your home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible at the least cost to you as the Homeowner. Please contact Mike Baldauf at 434 244-4635 for a free consultation.
Atlantic Solar Solutions
Atlantic Solar Solutions is a GREEN company that is dedicated to helping people design and install renewable energy. Renewable energy saves money, decreases air pollution and makes home and business owners less dependent on fossil fuel. Atlantic Solar Solutions provides several key services:
· System Design: We engineer custom Solar PV (Electric), Solar Thermal, Wind Turbines and Hybrid Systems (a combination of one or more of these systems). We size all system components, create shade analysis reports and complete cost breakdowns so you see exactly what you are paying for.
· Cutting Edge Products: We are constantly researching new products to find better and more efficient products. We buy in bulk for discounts that we can pass the savings on to you, the customer.
· Installation/Integration: Our own NABCEP certified trained installers directly handle the installation of your designed system. We don’t subcontract out our systems. We are trained and knowledgeable about the products we install.
· Real-time Monitoring: We offer system monitoring in real-time where both, you, the customer, and our technicians here at Atlantic Solar Solutions can track the systems production to ensure it is working properly and efficiently. email@example.com 434 -987-1941.
Beck Cohen is an air conditioning contractor in Charlottesville, Virginia and also serves the surrounding communities. For over 50 years, our independently owned and operated company has provided customers with quality HVAC equipment and services. We are committed to the providing both commercial and residential customers with total comfort. Are you having problems with your plumbing? Can’t enjoy your Jacuzzi due to electrical problems? Allow our experts to provide you with affordable, prompt services. Whether you are converting your old systems to more energy-efficient systems, or you need maintenance on your HVAC systems, we can accommodate your needs. Air conditioning services are not our only specialty. Additional areas we focus on include: -Plumbing -Electrical -Heating to ensure that our clients are getting cost-effective HVAC equipment we work with brand name dealers such as Bryant, American Standard and more. Customers can depend on our reliable HVAC contractors to provide comfort in their homes of offices and to help lower energy bills. For products and services you can trust, consult with the HVAC specialists at Beck Cohen. Contact us today for more information about our HVAC services! We service all brands, and have planned maintenance agreements. Contact us at (434) 296-0129.
Clyde E Smith, Inc.
Clyde E. Smith, Inc., in business since 1980, is a full service heating and air conditioning company offering knowledgeable and affordable solutions to your heating and air conditioning needs. Contact us at 434-977-0940 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a no-nonsense answer to your heating and air conditioning questions.
Comfort Source is a family owned, customer focused Heating & Air Conditioning contractor serving Charlottesville and the surrounding counties. Our commitment is to keeping your home healthy and comfortable while providing solutions to improve your indoor air quality as well as the best products and services for all of your comfort needs. We provide products & services such as: Maintenance, new and replacement systems of all types, duct testing and inspections, duct sealing and replacements, indoor air quality products such as air cleaners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers.
Comfort Source is an American Standard “Customer Care” dealer. We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau. Let us show you how we can make your home healthier, and your system and ducting more efficient. Make Comfort Source “Your Source for Comfort”. Call 434-975-4328, Email us at email@example.com
Commonwealth Sustainability Works
Commonwealth Sustainability Works was founded by Andrew Grigsby in 2001 to provide a full range of sustainability consulting services to clients including homeowners, builders, non-profit organizations, corporations, and small businesses. Green building has been the firm’s primary focus from the beginning – drawing on Grigsby’s construction experience dating back to the mid 1980s. For the LEAP program, CSW offers complete energy auditing services, including blower door testing, duct leakage testing, infrared photography, energy modeling, and combustion safety testing. Our information-packed reports provide clear guidance to do-it-yourselfers and professionals. We are an independent energy auditor, interested only in our clients’ safety, comfort, and energy savings, not in selling a particular solution. Grigsby is a Certified Home Energy Rater, a LEED® Accredited Professional, and a BPI Building Analyst and Envelope Professional. For more information call 540/219-8912. firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Conservation goal is to educate homebuilders, homeowners, and commercial contractors on the benefits of insulation and waterproofing systems. We have an excellent combination of product knowledge, construction experience, and reliability to help design the best insulation package for you. Creative Conservation was founded in 1981, serving Central Virginia with cutting edge insulation and waterproofing technology. As a fully licensed and insured contractor in the Charlottesville area, we serve homeowners, homebuilders and commercial contractors. We offer insulation packages designed for the most energy efficient home. Our services include conditioned crawls & attics and basement waterproofing. We also perform comprehensive energy audits, including blower door testing, thermal imaging and an in‐depth report explaining all improvements that can be made to improve energy performance in their home. We are accredited, certified and/or members of LEAP/LEED, BPI, Abaa, NARI, ICAA, Bayer, ICYNENE, NCFI, Insulate America and Earth Craft of Virginia. Call us today: Toll Free 1‐800‐798‐1127 or 434‐878‐3227. Email any questions or requests for information to email@example.com. Our Sales staff will assist you through design construction and completion of every job.
Davenport Insulation We don’t just provide services. We provide peace of mind. We’re more than local professionals. We represent a respected national brand. As a Masco Contractor Services company, we bring professional experience to every job:
• Specialized skills
• Product knowledge
• A nationwide network of resources
Please contact David Johnson at 540-414-5982 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Duct-Rite Mechanical is your complete source for all your cooling, heat pumps, air conditioning, HVAC maintenance, systems repair, replacement and installation concerns. We are proud to be a Trane Comfort Specialist, the highest standing that can be earned as an independent Trane dealer. We are very proud of this achievement , and we are fully committed to the customer’s satisfaction. Contact us at(540) 948.4116 / email@example.com
EDGE Energy is a licensed, insured, and bonded performance-based contractor in (DC, VA, and MD) incorporating green building standards during energy-saving installations for home and business owners. Our special focus is Deep-Energy Retrofit projects (DERs) involving energy audits, air-sealing and insulation, solar PV and solar hot water, geo-thermal, and advanced HVAC systems. Our installation crews, energy consultants, and Quality Assurance staff are all EDGE employees who are highly trained under numerous building science, weatherization, and renewable energy designations (e.g. BPI, NABCEP, RESNET, CETEC, and NAHB). Our Company started in 2006 with 2 employees and has managed to grow substantially over the past 7 years, now employing 24 people in 3 states. As a core value to our customer service philosophy, we post-test 100% of our jobs and always assist homeowners with their tax credits and utility grant and rebate paperwork – just trying to make “going green” a little easier. Phone: (434) 568‐7220 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johnson Custom Windows and Doors
Johnson Custom Windows and Doors specializes in existing home weatherization. We focus on the items of a home where energy loss is the greatest: insulation, windows, doors, garage doors, as well as siding, gutters, and roofing. We have a combined 30 years experience in our business. We work with companies like Albemarle Housing Improvement Program to help and service people who need help in guiding them in the right direction. We are LEED certified in remodeling and HUD workers. We are fully insured and have a Class A License. Our goal is to make sure people invest in the right product and the right company to save the most money on their energy needs. We think our association with the LEAP Program will fit the needs of all. Please call 540-414-5982 if we may assist you.
Lithic Construction is a leader within the local green and sustainable building community. As historical restorationists and as a design-build firm, we specialize in connecting cutting-edge building technologies to traditional homes. Our LEAP clients obtain the benefits of state-of-the-art materials and processes, successfully and artfully integrated into their existing home. Our philosophy is to encourage our broad concerns for the environment, sustainability, and appropriate scale to inform and shape our day-to-day gestures and craftsmanship. On a nuts and bolts level, we provide excellent communication; solutions; detailed proposals for our work; and quantifiable results. Members of: James River Green Building Council; Masonry Stove Builders Association; and Timber Framer’s Guild. BPI Certified. Winners of Charlottesville’s 2009 Sustainable Development Award, for a historic restoration performed in the City of Charlottesville. 540-718-3990
Mack Morris is a family owned business servicing central Virginia since 1985. Our goal is to provide the homeowner with best options for home efficiency and comfort. We are BPI certified for home energy audits as well as NCI certified for performance-based contracting. This gives us the tools and knowledge to diagnose and provide solutions to poorly performing HVAC systems. We also perform duct cleaning and sealing. We are an award winning dealer from two of the major manufactories in our industry. We also do geothermal and use Climate Master Equipment. We are ready to service you and can be reached by the web at www.mackmorrisheating.com or by phone at 434-979-7129.
McCrea Heating & Air
McCrea is a 75 year old HVAC company that has serves both the Northern and Central Virginia regions. McCrea provides the best products and services to our customers. With over 75 years of working experience we are the experts in heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality. McCrea covers all areas of HVAC needs such as new construction, engineering, renovation, service, geothermal, maintenance, or system replacement if you have any HVAC need we can help. Our motto is “quality service the first time every time that is the McCrea way” www.mccreaway.com.
Piedmont Radiant is the responsible homeowner’s choice for quality hot water heating systems. New construction or retrofit, Piedmont Radiant can find the perfect heating system to maximize your homes potential. Let us perform a comprehensive energy audit on your existing system and tell you how to reduce your energy bills and emissions. Piedmont Radiant uses top of the line solar and gas fueled systems from trusted names like Viessmann and Rehau. Our services include: Full Service Energy Audits, Gas & Solar Powered Heating Systems, In Floor Radiant Heating, Boiler Service and Change Outs, Tankless Water Heaters, and Plumbing Services. Piedmont Radiant tests all work upon completion to ensure quality and efficiency. email@example.com. 434‐293‐4211.
Robertson Electric is a name you can trust. We’ve been in business over 42 years and enjoy an excellent reputation as a Class “A” Contractor serving Charlottesville and all surrounding counties. Our staff, from the people in the office to the ones in the field, are highly trained, friendly and dedicated to your total home comfort and safety. We guarantee your satisfaction or we will refund your money. For the past six years Robertson Electric was voted number one in their fields by the People’s Choice. We provide residential services and solutions for electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, for service, maintenance or replacement. We are BPI certified by the federal government to assist you with any issues you may have with moisture control, indoor air quality issues, odor control, mold issues and much more using the most advanced technology equipment available. Please call us at 434-973-4348. www.RobertsonElectric.com
Robertson Renovations Inc. is a quality conscious and environmentally responsible building contractor. We hold a class A building license in the state of Virginia. We have been in business in the Charlottesville area for 10+ years. We specialize in remodeling, new additions and energy retrofitting existing homes. As a certified, responsible contractor with LEAP, our job is to over- see and work closely with other trades, such as HVAC, Insulation, and window and door companies to list a few. Our company finds that LEAP is a relevant and forward thinking concept and organization. As such we are extremely proud to be part of this program that helps to safe guard and preserve the environment through better energy efficient building practices. We have found that working with LEAP is a win win for everybody. The clients get the best building science practices on the market, combined with rebates from local and state government as well as on going energy savings. Robertson Renovations takes seriously the role of the certified, responsible contractor, implementing and overseeing the recommendations enumerated in all home energy assessments. Contact James Robertson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-531-7363.
Starlight Heating and Air/Starlight Energy Group
Starlight Heating and Air/Starlight Energy Group is a family-owned and operated general contracting business. We offer a full range of construction services and mechanical installations, including energy efficient HVAC and geothermal systems. We hold Master Contractor Licenses in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, general building and sewage disposal systems. Our technicians are NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified in the HVAC industry, air-to-air heat pump service, and ground source heat pump loop installation.
Weatherseal Insulation is a locally owned and operated business serving the needs of the Charlottesville area for over 30 years. We offer smart solutions for improving your home’s energy efficiency using the best information, equipment and materials available. As both Building Analysts and Building Envelope Specialists we are proud to have met the rigorous standards required for certification by the Building Performance Institute. As a full service insulation company our product line includes all available materials including sprayed foam, cellulose and fiberglass allowing us to choose the best option for every job. Our installers are full time employees of the company and are among the most experienced in the industry, ensuring quality, professional workmanship. Looking beyond insulation we also specialize in advanced air sealing, crawl space encapsulation and full home energy audit services. Call 434.974.1818.
*Responsible Contracting Company: This company has been certified by LEAP to act as a certified as a ‘Responsible Contracting Company’ (RCC) meaning it is a company that can coordinate the work of the other contractors on the project. LEAP requires that all homeowners to choose a ‘Responsible Contracting Company’ (RCC) to coordinate the work of the other contractors on the project. This is important so that the work on each home happens in the correct sequence and to ensure that any safety or health issues are addressed as a priority.