Local Energy Alliance Program - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

March 15, 2013


The LEAP program offers a range of incentive options to residents in Northern Virginia, and the city of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Louisa, Greene, Fluvanna, Culpeper, Orange, Nelson and Madison. LEAP utilizes an online Home Energy Profile to enroll utility customers in LEAP's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. A BPI Buildings Analyst-certified contractor will conduct the Home Performance Assessment.*

The LEAP Participating Contractor will then send a copy signed retrofit work contract showing which implemented measures will achieve a 20% or better efficiency gain outlined in the Home Performance Assessment report. This comprehensive home improvement program may involve a range of measures and is generally available to customers in counties and cities listed above. Low or 0% interest financing is available for most areas.

Members of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (Greene, Louisa, Northern Albemarle, Culpeper, Orange and Madison Counties) can qualify for rebates which are for 25% of the project cost up to the maximum rebate amount. Rebates can be combined for a maximum total per household of $600.

Contact LEAP for more information on these programs, as eligibility for several incentive offerings depends on location.

*For a limited time, residents of Arlington will receive a $250 rebate for a home energy assessment.



Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Virginia
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://leap-va.org/rebatescville#CashIncentive
Administrator: Local Energy Alliance Program
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: LEAP Program
LEAP Home Energy Improvement Program : 20% of cost up to $500
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Incentives
Heat Pump Tune-Up: $75
Duct Sealing: $200
Air Sealing: $300
Insulation: $300
Maximum Incentive: LEAP Program: $500
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative: $600
Equipment Requirements: See program web site for details


Name: LEAP (Northern Virginia)
Address: 3060 Williams Drive
Fairfax VA 22031
Phone: (202) 222-5426
Email: info@leap-va.org
Name: LEAP (Central Virginia)
Address: 608 Ridge St.
Charlottesville VA 22902
Phone: (434) 227-4666
Email: info@leap-va.org

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.