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 he 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)
Investment appraisal; sustainability; energy efficiency; commercial office space