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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...

Keep Cool Like a Wonk

Keep Cool Like a Wonk


From the Desk of the Executive Director I recently came back from a short trip to the UK (to attend my sister-in-law’s wedding), where the temperatures were much milder. Hot, humid, and uncomfortable late into the day seems to be most days in VA currently and is definitely what hit me as I stepped 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...

Solar, Solar, Solar, but Reduce First!

Solar, Solar, Solar, but Reduce First!


From the Desk of the Executive Director It is starting to get warmer out, and my rooftop solar production is high! If the warm weather has got you thinking about solar energy too, our Solarize campaign is live in Northern Virginia and around the corner in the Piedmont region. But, this year we are read more...

Northern VA Homes Can Take Control of Their Energy with New Time-of-Use Program

Northern VA Homes Can Take Control of Their Energy with New Time-of-Use Program


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Local Organizations Collaborate to Reduce Household Energy Waste, Increase Utility Savings Fairfax, VA Dominion Energy Virginia recently launched a new residential tariff known as Time-of-Use (TOU) pricing that has led to a new collaboration between several Virginia clean technology organizations. Consisting of the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP), Ipsun read more...

Charlottesville Homes Can Take Control of Their Energy with New Time-of-Use Program

Charlottesville Homes Can Take Control of Their Energy with New Time-of-Use Program


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Local Organizations Collaborate to Reduce Household Energy Waste, Increase Utility Savings Charlottesville, VA Dominion Energy Virginia is launching a new residential tariff on January 1 known as Time-of-Use pricing that has led to a new collaboration between local Charlottesville clean technology organizations. Consisting of the Local Energy Alliance Program read more...

LEAP’s COVID New “Normal”: Growing and Expanding in Uncertain Times

LEAP’s COVID New “Normal”: Growing and Expanding in Uncertain Times


The last update I provided was about how LEAP is operating in a manner to ensure we are protecting our staff and clients from COVID-19. Over the last several months, LEAP’s operational and nonprofit business model has evolved based on new information about COVID-19. This is of course challenging, as we are building the read more...

Getting Back to Work and a New Program Offering

Getting Back to Work and a New Program Offering


From the Desk of the Executive Director What a roller-coaster the last couple of months have been. The new “normal” does seem to be settling in, and I’m happy to report that all of our programming is now fully available – with extra safety precautions, of course! What do we mean by ‘extra safety read more...

Time on Your Sanitized Hands? Use It to Spring Clean Your Home’s Energy Use.

Time on Your Sanitized Hands? Use It to Spring Clean Your Home’s Energy Use.


Despite how different things are in the world this time around, spring is here again. Though our day-to-day lives have changed in the past few months, stay-at-home order conditions make it even more important to get your home in tip-top shape in preparation for the changing, warmer months ahead. Some of our usual suggestions read more...