The Local Energy Alliance Program, based in Charlottesville, serves Louisa residents looking to upgrade their homes to make them more energy efficient. The program can arrange for a contractor to conduct a thorough energy audit in a home, to determine where improvements are needed to save on electric and heating costs. Once these improvements are identified, the program will work with residents to find economical ways to make the needed changes.
Home Energy Saver
Home Energy Saver is a website created by the U.S. Department of Energy where you can estimate how much you could save by retrofitting your house to make it more energy-efficient. You can identify savings for each type of product (washing machines, light bulbs, etc.) as well as specific improvements (such as insulating your attic).
EarthCraft is a national initiative to promote air sealing and energy efficiency in new homes. There is a state branch of EarthCraft in Virginia, which is promoting energy efficient development in cooperation with the Virginia Home Builders Association. You can learn more about EarthCraft building principles and upcoming training opportunities through the EarthCraft website.
Community Energy Conservation Program (CECP)
CECP provides weatherization services for Louisa residents and others in Central Virginia. Weatherization may include sealing around doors, windows and pipes; installing insulation or storm windows; and upgrading heating systems. CECP can be reached at 434-293-3777 or 1-877-816-0218.