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Marcel Janser

Marcel Janser

Marcel Janser

ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Business Administration and Human Resources Competency Group
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 55 07

Work at ZHAW

Position at the ZHAW

Research Associate

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

Marcel Janser is researcher, lecturer and PhD candidate at the Institute of Facility Management, Zurich University of Applied Sciences. His main research interest lies in social change for sustainability and climate-change mitigation and in the history of the strong and weak sustainability paradigms. In this context, his current research projects focus on sustainability management, climate-relevant practices in the Swiss real estate industry and sustainable real estate business models. Marcel Janser’s teaching responsibilities include lectures on human environment interaction, applied statistics and the histories of the strong and weak sustainability paradigms. Before his appointment as a scientist, Marcel Janser completed his degree in social and business psychology, communication science and philosophy at the University of Zurich and gained work experience in personnel development and organizational consultancy.

Strong sustainability, history of the sustainability discourse, degrowth
Sustainability management
Climate action in the real estate industry
Energy performance gaps
Socio-technical systems approach
Practice Theory

Professional milestones

Since 2011: Institute of Facility Management
2010-2011: Institute for Work Research and Organizational Consultancy (iafob)
2007: Personnel- and Management Development ALSTOM (Switzerland) AG
2004-2008: SPSS tutor, Zurich University

Educational background

PhD Candidate Strong Sustainability in the Real Estate Industry
CAS Energy management
Msc in Social- and Business Psychology, University of Zurich



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts