CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Homeowners in one Charlottesville neighborhood can take advantage of a deal to identify and fix energy inefficiencies. Energize!Charlottesville and the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) are offering discount home energy assessments in the Belmont-Carlton neighborhood.

LEAP will send its team to point out ways a home wastes energy and improvements that could cut utility bills.

“For some people, it's going to just be behaviors they want to do around their home. For other people, there might be some different upgrades they can do,” said Climate Protection Program Coordinator: Susan Elliott. “People will start to see that their neighbors have gotten their homes energized, and they're going to be interested in knowing what they can do to lower their utility bills and start saving energy, too.”

Right now, a LEAP assessment will cost $20 instead of the usual $45 for homeowners and renters in Charlottesville's Belmont-Carlton neighborhood. Click here for more information.

Energize!Charlottesville will add up the citywide savings in its bid to win $5 million from the Georgetown University energy prize.