Texas Tech University

Peng Du

Peng DuPeng Du, PhD, LEED AP, WELL AP is an Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture, Texas Tech University (TTU). Dr. Du's research focuses on quantifying the environmental impacts of the built environment at both the building and urban scales, including life-cycle analysis, high-performance buildings, and zero-carbon cities, especially in the contexts of tall buildings and vertical / dense urban development. Dr. Du is an active member of the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). He has served as Co-Chair of the CTBUH Academic & Teaching Committee, and as a juror on both the Council's Student Design Competition and International Research Seed Funding program. Prior to joining Texas Tech, Dr. Du was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Strategic Partnership at the CTBUH. In addition, he has taught studio modules and organized workshops at Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

Selected Publications:
• Wood, A., Du, P., Safarik, D. 2020. The Space Across: Skybridges and the Future City. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. ISBN: 978-0-939493-76-0.
• Du, P., Wood, A., Davis, J. (2018). Sustainable Vertical Urbanism: Towards 2050. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. ISBN: 978-0-939493-60-9.
• Du, P., Wood, A., Stephens, B. (2016). Empirical Operational Energy Analysis of Downtown High-Rise vs. Suburban Low-Rise Lifestyles: A Chicago Case Study. Energies 2016, 9, 445.
• Du, P., Wood, A., Stephens, B., Song, X. (2015). Life-Cycle Energy Implications of Downtown High-Rise vs. Suburban Low-Rise Living: An Overview and Quantitative Case Study for Chicago. Buildings. 5(3):1003-1024.