LEAP and Local Contractors Weatherizing Hearthwood Apartments

Workforce Housing Gets Weatherization Upgrades Just in Time for Winter Heating Bills

Wilson Alex Michael Hearthwood Nov2015

Wilson Ratliff (LEAP), Alex Cannon (Cannon Properties) and Michael Hastings (WeatherSeal) get ready to talk to reporters at Hearthwood Apartments

Charlottesville, Virginia – The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) along with Weatherseal Insulation kicked off a month-long project to weatherize all 200 units of Hearthwood Apartments, an multifamily workforce housing complex in Charlottesville managed by Cannon Properties.  The project will help homeowners in need with lower energy bills as winter approaches.

The work is being conducted as part of Dominion Virginia Power’s expanded EnergyShare program which LEAP implements locally. In the coming months LEAP will also be weatherizing Casa Alma and Hope House, non-profit shelters for families in crisis.

“We can’t thank LEAP and Dominion Power enough for selecting Hearthwood for this energy efficiency program. The insulation improvements will make the Residents more comfortable and lower their utility bills,” said Alex Cannon of Cannon Properties.Hearthwood yard sign Nov2015

Other property management companies and individual homeowners can contact info@leap-va.org, call 434.227.4666 or visit http://leap-va.org/energyshare/ to find out more about weatherization opportunities.


Contact: Annie Suttle, LEAP – 434.249.9817 or Lesley Fore, LEAP – 434-242-7065


Who: Contractors with Weatherseal Insulation and representatives from LEAP


What: Weatherizing 200 apartments. Contractors will be working in the homes (adding insulation, air sealing, upgrading lightbulbs, installing faucet aerators, mechanical ventilation, and more) and available for interviews.



Friday, November 13 at 10am.  Work started this week and will stretch through early December (separate media appointments can be scheduled)


Where: Hearthwood Apartments on Michie Drive off Hydraulic (near the Whole Foods)