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Dr Jorn van de Wetering

Associate Professor in Sustainable Real Estate

Director of Studies for Real Estate & Planning

Jorn van de Wetering 75e5pfioc


  • Investment appraisal, 
  • Sustainability, 
  • Energy efficiency, 
  • Commercial office space


HBS 121, Whiteknights Campus

Jorn’s research focuses strongly on the impact of sustainability issues in the built environment in general and how these issues affect non-domestic buildings in particular.

In the past Jorn has worked on a two-year research project at the University of the West of England, where he investigated the energy efficiency requirements of existing commercial office buildings. This research involved conducting calculations of energy consumption and emissions of offices in Bristol, as well as assessing the sustainability aspirations of occupiers of these office buildings, which involved a questionnaire and a set of interviews.

In 2009, Jorn was awarded a studentship for a full-time PhD at Real Estate & Planning in the Henley Business School at the University of Reading. His PhD focused on developing a more mature understanding of market pricing mechanisms associated with ecolabels, as well as investigating the pricing impact of a UK environmental efficiency assessment tool (BREEAM) and UK energy performance assessment tools (Energy Performance Certificates and Display Energy Certificates) on commercial office space.


  • PhD, University of Reading, Reading “Price Effects of Ecolabels for Commercial Offices in the UK”
  • MA Real Estate and European Planning, University of the West of England. Dissertation title: “Planning Sustainable Energy in The Netherlands and Ireland”.
  • BA Real Estate, Management, Economics and Law, Fontys Hogescholen, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

Current PhD students

Syeda Marjia Hossain: Sustainability and Valuation in real estate market in UK. First supervisor

Reference: Clayton, J., Devaney, S. , Sayce, S. and Van de Wetering, J. , (2021) Climate Risk and commercial property values: a review and analysis of the literature. Report. United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
Reference: Clayton, J., Devaney, S. , Sayce, S. and Van de Wetering, J. (2021) Climate risk and real estate prices: what do we know? Journal of Portfolio Management. ISSN 0095-4918 doi:
Reference: Fuerst, F. and Van de Wetering, J. (2015) How does environmental efficiency impact on the rents of commercial offices in the UK? Journal of Property Research, 32 (3). pp. 193-216. ISSN 1466-4453 doi:
Reference: Fuerst, F. , Van de Wetering, J. and Wyatt, P. (2013) Is intrinsic energy efficiency reflected in the pricing of office leases? Building Research & Information, 41 (4). pp. 373-383. ISSN 0961-3218 doi:
Reference: Van de Wetering, J. and Wyatt, P. (2011) Office sustainability: occupier perceptions and implementation of policy. Journal of European Real Estate Research, 4 (1). pp. 29-47. ISSN 1753-9269 doi:
Reference: Fuerst, F. , McAllister, P. , Van de Wetering, J. and Wyatt, P. (2011) Measuring the financial performance of green buildings in the UK commercial property market: addressing the data issues. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 16 (2). pp. 163-185. ISSN 1366-4387 doi: < >
Reference: Van de Wetering, J. and Wyatt, P. J. (2010) Measuring the carbon footprint of existing office space. Journal of Property Research, 27 (4). pp. 309-336. ISSN 0959-9916 doi: < >
Reference: McAllister, P. , Fuerst, F. , Wyatt, P. and Van de Wetering, J. , (2010) Establishing a data framework for measuring the price effects of eco-certification. FiBRE: findings in built and rural environments. Report. RICS, London. pp17. ISBN 9781842196243
Reference: Wyatt, P. and Van de Wetering, J. (2008) Measuring the environmental performance of office space: a Bristol case study. In: ERES Conference, 18-21 June 2008, Krakow, Poland.

Real Estate Economics

The module aims to build a solid foundation in the economics of property to provide an insight into the application of economic principles and models to property and land use....

Module code: REMB27

Sustainability and Real Estate

This module focuses on developing a conceptual understanding of sustainable development models and their applications in real estate markets....

Module code: REMF55

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