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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...

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...

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...

LEAP and the City of Charlottesville’s Home to Hope Program Partner to Put Time-Served City Residents Back Into the Workforce

LEAP and the City of Charlottesville’s Home to Hope Program Partner to Put Time-Served City Residents Back Into the Workforce


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Charlottesville, VA Over the last couple of months, the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and the City of Charlottesville’s Home to Hope program have collaborated to place two local residents with lived criminal justice experience into new careers as Retrofit Technicians, helping to weatherize local residents’ homes. Despite COVID-19, read more...

Dominion Energy Virginia Awards EnergyShare Grant for Piedmont Region

Dominion Energy Virginia Awards EnergyShare Grant for Piedmont Region


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release More Than 50 Low-Income Homes in Greater Charlottesville Area to Receive Energy-Efficiency, HVAC Upgrades Charlottesville, VA The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) is excited to announce a new grant award from Dominion Energy Virginia to reduce energy usage in low-income households and enhance workforce development in the Greater Charlottesville read more...

Charlottesville Gas Partnership with LEAP Helps Residents Save Money and Prepare for Winter

Charlottesville Gas Partnership with LEAP Helps Residents Save Money and Prepare for Winter


##PRESS RELEASE## For Immediate Release Charlottesville Gas Energy Efficiency Program Provides No-Cost Home Energy Improvements Charlottesville, VA – The Charlottesville Department of Utilities continues to provide the community with energy conservation programs that both improve the environment and lower utility bills.  As part of its commitment to the community, Utilities offers the Charlottesville Gas Energy 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...

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...

It’s a Handyma’am’s World

It’s a Handyma’am’s World


Fact: according to the 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment report, women account for only one-fourth of energy efficiency workers. Here at LEAP, our own Heather Eggleston consults with the majority of our constituents on a daily basis. We sat down with Heather, an expert building-analyst, to get her insights into the world of energy read more...