How do I get started?

While the EcoHome LO application system isn’t yet open for public submissions, there are a few things you can do right now to get involved!

  1. Fill out the interest form, which will help us learn a little bit about you. Once we process your entry, we’ll reach out to you with some basic information. We’ll also provide a point of contact to answer any initial questions you may have.
  2. Head over to the checklist page, where you’ll be able to view, copy, download, or print a provisional version of the certification checklist.
  3. Once you’ve created a personal copy of the checklist, mark off any items that already apply to you.
  4. If you don’t initially qualify for your desired certification level (don’t worry — most participants won’t), scan the checklist for items that you’re interested in accomplishing, and make a plan to complete them over time.
  5. Hang onto your personal checklist, continuing to mark off highlighted items as you complete them. Once the application system is open for public submissions, we’ll send you an email with information on how to create an EcoHome LO account. At that point, you’ll have access to a portal through which you can submit your checklist for certification! (Please note: parts of your application may be audited upon submission, so be sure to preserve photo or written evidence of the items you complete.)