Local Energy Alliance Program
LEAP is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen Virginia communities by stimulating clean energy investment. LEAP does this by installing energy efficient and renewable energy technologies in residential buildings. LEAP works directly with property owners as well as stakeholders in government, business, utilities, and other nonprofits to help create a sustainable energy future for the communities we serve.LEAP currently has offices in Charlottesville and Fairfax, VA. Our work is focused on four programs: home energy evaluations, energy efficiency project management, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, and Solarize. The first three focus on diagnosing and installing energy efficiency projects, and the last on the installation of solar energy systems through group purchasing campaigns in participating communities. LEAP’s business model is evolving from primarily grant-based funding to a program revenue base with supplemental support from grants and donations.