Passive House Podcast

Matthew Cutler-Welsh, Zack Semke, Mary James, and Ilka Cassidy

Interviews with the leaders, practitioners, and change-makers in the global Passive House movement. A production of Passive House Accelerator.

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180: Inner Development Goals (IDGs) and Buildings with Kevin Stack and Melissa O'Mara
Mar 25 2024
180: Inner Development Goals (IDGs) and Buildings with Kevin Stack and Melissa O'Mara
In this episode of the Passive House Podcast, co-host Ilka Cassidy talks with Melissa O'Mara and Kevin Stack of The Leaders Co-Lab at the NYS Green Building Conference. Melissa and Kevin share their vision for transforming the built environment. Their session, "Accelerating Transformation through Inner Development Goals," unveils a profound approach to achieving sustainability not just through technical standards but by fostering inner growth and a shift in consciousness within the construction and architectural communities. Join us for a journey into the depths of what it means to build sustainably, not just through materials and metrics, but through the cultivation of our inner selves and our relationships with each other and the planet. This episode is a call to action for all involved in the creation and stewardship of our built environment, to embrace the IDGs and create a legacy of positive impact for the seventh generation and beyond.https://theleaderscolab.com with Melissa:  The IDG Framework: NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Round 4 Awards you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.