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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

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Research Associate

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 the area of large-scale and effective behaviour change for sustainability and climate-change mitigation. In this context, his current research projects focus on studying and describing energy-relevant motives and practices of different professional actors in in the Swiss real estate industry. This in turn shall help to explain the building-related energy performance gap and assist real estate building-owners and service-providers in developing sustainable business models that are profitable for all parties involved. Marcel Janser’s teaching responsibilities include lectures on human environment interaction and applied statistics. 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.

Energy Efficiency Gap / Energy Performance Gap
Environmental Psychology/ Human-Environment Interaction
Design of Socio-technical Systems / Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Human Error
Complex Problem Solving in Groups

Educational background

Msc in Social- and Business Psychology, University of Zurich

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



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