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LEAP Utilizing City Workforce Development Grant to Train Time-Served Individuals and Serve Residents

LEAP Utilizing City Workforce Development Grant to Train Time-Served Individuals and Serve Residents


##PRESS RELEASE##For Immediate Release Over the last few months, the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) utilized funding from the City of Charlottesville’s Community Development Block Grant to support the development of its workforce. This included training two new hires as Retrofit Technicians, helping to weatherize local residents’ homes.  “LEAP’s operating budget is tight now, read more...

Musings on the Year Gone By (2021)

Musings on the Year Gone By (2021)


From the Desk of the Executive Director Reflecting on the majority of the year gone by, I’m cautiously optimistic about the new year. As society continues gaining tools to fight COVID-19, LEAP continues implementing new policies and programming to fight climate change and the excessive energy burden facing low-income households. In 2021, LEAP made read more...

LEAP Assists Piedmont Housing Alliance to Replace Old HVAC Systems

LEAP Assists Piedmont Housing Alliance to Replace Old HVAC Systems


##PRESS RELEASE##For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA Just in time for the winter cold, the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) recently replaced 26 space heating and cooling systems (HVAC) at Monticello Vista and Virnita Courts in the City of Charlottesville. Replacing the apartment building systems will not only save the residents money on their individual read more...

AHIP, Dominion Energy, and LEAP Ramp Up Comfort for Charlottesville Mobile Home

AHIP, Dominion Energy, and LEAP Ramp Up Comfort for Charlottesville Mobile Home


##PRESS RELEASE##For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP), and Dominion Energy’s EnergyShare program teamed up earlier this year to increase comfort and reduce the energy burden of a local home – and today they collaborated once again to make the home even more livable. Mary read more...

Tree of Life Ministries, Dominion Energy, and the Local Energy Alliance Program Collaborate to Reduce Energy Burden in Transitional Housing

Tree of Life Ministries, Dominion Energy, and the Local Energy Alliance Program Collaborate to Reduce Energy Burden in Transitional Housing


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Purcellville, VA The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and Dominion Energy have collaborated with Tree of Life Ministries (TOL) to increase comfort and reduce the energy burden of women participating in their transitional housing program. The women and their children living in the apartments provided to them by Tree read more...

LEAP Unveils New Warehouse and is Poised for Additional Growth

LEAP Unveils New Warehouse and is Poised for Additional Growth


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) hosted a ribbon-cutting event for their new Charlottesville warehouse on Avon Extended this morning. The event aimed to bring LEAP’s partners and supporters together to celebrate the growth of the organization, including new trucks, staff members, and the expanding reach of read more...

LEAP, Charlottesville Gas Collaborate with CRHA to Improve Comfort and Save Energy in Westhaven Homes

LEAP, Charlottesville Gas Collaborate with CRHA to Improve Comfort and Save Energy in Westhaven Homes


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA – Energy-efficiency upgrades to residents’ units will bring them utility bill savings at no cost to them. The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), Charlottesville Gas, and the Charlottesville Redevelopment Housing Alliance (CRHA) are currently finishing up a series of weatherization updates to the Westhaven housing community. LEAP’s weatherization read more...

LEAP launches Solarize Virginia to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Virginia.

LEAP launches Solarize Virginia to make residential solar more accessible to homeowners across Virginia.


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Roanoke Virginia – The Solarize Virginia program launches June 15 to August 30 in the Blacksburg, Roanoke, Radford, and Salem areas.  Adding solar power to your home is easier and more affordable than ever, thanks to Solarize Virginia, a program that reduces the cost and complexity of going solar read more...

Insulation – the unsung hero of energy efficiency. Yes, you probably need more of it!

Insulation – the unsung hero of energy efficiency. Yes, you probably need more of it!


From the Desk of the Executive Director I spent part of my Memorial Day weekend installing insulation under a mobile home trailer. Even though 90% of LEAP’s work is implementing energy-efficiency measures like installing insulation, and I think about it a lot, I don’t usually spend my free time installing it. Have you ever read more...

LEAP Showcases Fletcherville Neighborhood’s Home Energy-Efficiency Retrofits

LEAP Showcases Fletcherville Neighborhood’s Home Energy-Efficiency Retrofits


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Warrenton, VA The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) recently unveiled the results of a full-neighborhood energy-efficiency retrofit project – including 7 Fletcherville, VA homes – along with a live demonstration of the work still being done. To help reduce the high energy bills these residents face due to poor read more...