Member Directory

Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)

Address 608 Ridge Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Phone (434) 227-4666
Website http://www.leap-va.org
Primary Contact Katie VanLangen
Primary Email katiev@leap-va.org
Executive Director Co-E.D. Katie VanLangen & Co-E.D. Wilson Ratliff
Primary Focus Area Environment
Service Areas
  • Statewide

Mission Statement

Headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, LEAP is a nonprofit energy services organization with a mission to lead the effort in local communities to implement clean energy technologies in buildings to promote cost savings for families and businesses, job creation, energy self-reliance, local economic development, and the mitigation of climate change. LEAP’s alliance model is a community-based, public-private partnership.


-provides energy evaluations of all building types including homes and businesses;
-provides low-income weatherization services funded by utilities;
-helps communities go solar with our Solarize campaigns that offer discounts and a streamlined process for homeowners and businesses to add solar energy systems;
-provides diverse sustainability services to local governments seeking to engage their constituents and implement clean energy technologies;
-hosts workshops and events and performs outreach to educate and empower the community on energy efficiency and clean energy topics; and
-engages partners around the Commonwealth to advance our transition to clean energy and fight climate change.

Key Programs

Program 1
Title:Energy Efficiency
Description:Energy assessments for homes and businesses/organizations.
Examples of Program Success:Since 2010, over 20 Gigawatt hours of energy and $2.4 million saved through LEAP's energy efficiency programs ... and counting.
Category:Energy & Environment
Program 2
Title:Solarize Virginia
Description:Solarize Virginia is a nonprofit, community-based initiative that brings solar power to homes and businesses across the state with our Solarize campaigns through negotiated pricing with vetted solar installers. We also offer free solar satellite assessments and community workshops.
Examples of Program Success:Since 2014, 330 contracts resulting in 2.365 megawatts of new solar equivalent to 3,212,000 kWh and 5,270,000 pounds of CO2 saved per year.
Category:Energy & Environment
Program 3
Title:Weatherization Provider
Description:Provide utility-funded efficiency improvements to qualifying low-income, elderly, and disabled households.
Examples of Program Success:1,240 low income households served in 2017 with energy efficiency and weatherization services.
Category:Energy & Environment

Giving Opportunities

Opportunity 1