Dr Hu Du

School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Dr Hu Du is a Senior Lecturer in Building Services at School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University. He joined LJMU in September 2021.

Degrees

2013, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education
2012, Northumbria University, United Kingdom, PhD
2008, Cardiff University, United Kingdom, PgDip in Building Energy and Environmental Performance Modelling
2006, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, China, BEng in Building Environment and Services Engineering

Academic appointments

Senior Research Fellow (Part-time), Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, 2021 - present
Senior Research Fellow, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, 2018 - 2021
Sêr Cymru Research Fellow, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, 2014 - 2017
Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Energy Simulation, School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, 2014 - 2014
Lecturer in Architecture and Energy Simulation, School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, 2012 - 2014
Research Associate in Architecture and Climate Change, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development/School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, 2012 - 2012

Journal article

Xu S, Li Z, Zhang C, Huang Z, Tian J, Luo Y, Du H. 2021. A method of calculating urban-scale solar potential by evaluating and quantifying the relationship between urban block typology and occlusion coefficient: A case study of Wuhan in Central China Sustainable Cities and Society, 64 :102451-102451 DOI

Song C, Duan G, Wang D, Liu Y, Du H, Chen G. 2021. Study on the influence of air velocity on human thermal comfort under non-uniform thermal environment Building and Environment, 196 :107808-107808 DOI

Dong Y, Liu Y, Wang D, Wang Y, Du H, Liu J. 2020. Review of latent thermal energy storage systems for solar air-conditioning systems International Journal of Energy Research, 44 :669-707 DOI

Wang D, Hu L, Du H, Liu Y, Huang J, Xu Y, Liu J. 2020. Classification, experimental assessment, modeling methods and evaluation metrics of Trombe walls Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 124 :109772-109772 DOI

Wang D, Qi T, Liu Y, Wang Y, Fan J, Wang Y, Du H. 2020. A method for evaluating both shading and power generation effects of rooftop solar PV panels for different climate zones of China Solar Energy, 205 :432-445 DOI

Lucas Segarra E, Du H, Ramos Ruiz G, Fernández Bandera C. 2019. Methodology for the Quantification of the Impact of Weather Forecasts in Predictive Simulation Models Energies, 12 :1309-1309 DOI

Du H, Huang P, Jones P. 2019. Modular facade retrofit with renewable energy technologies: The definition and current status in Europe Energy and Buildings, 205 :109543-109543 DOI

Wang D, Liu H, Liu Y, Xu T, Wang Y, Du H, Wang X, Liu J. 2019. Frost and High-temperature resistance performance of a novel dual-phase change material flat plate solar collector Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 201 :110086-110086 DOI

Du H, Barclay M, Jones P. 2018. Generating high resolution near-future weather forecasts for urban scale building performance modelling DOI

Huang P, Chew YMJ, Chang W-S, Ansell MP, Lawrence M, Latif E, Shea A, Ormondroyd G, Du H. 2018. Heat and moisture transfer behaviour in Phyllostachys edulis (Moso bamboo) based panels Construction and Building Materials, 166 :35-49 DOI

Ng B, Tindall J, Edge J, Morrell J, Tioh D, Choi K, Du H, Wei S, Waggott A, Barber A, others . 2018. Refurbishment options to decarbonise a 1960s public office building by 2050s

Wei S, Yong J, Ng B, Tindall J, Lu Q, Du H. 2018. Occupant Adaptive Behaviour: an Effective Method towards Energy Efficient Buildings

Du H, Jones P, Segarra EL, Bandera CF. 2018. Development of a REST API for obtaining site-specific historical and near-future weather data in EPW format

Fernández Bandera C, Mu noz Mardones A, Du H, Echevarría Trueba J, Ramos Ruiz G. 2018. Exergy As a Measure of Sustainable Retrofitting of Buildings Energies, 11 :3139-3139 DOI

Du H, Jones PJ, Lannon SC. 2016. Creating localised near future weather data for predicting the performance of buildings in the UK

Fong J, Edge J, Underwood C, Tindale A, Potter S, Du H. 2016. Application of a New Dynamic Heating System Model Using a Range of Common Control Strategies Buildings, 6 :23-23 DOI

Ng B, Du H, Underwood C. 2015. Investigation of the sensitivity of the future climate and building construction standards to the ground source heat pump (GSHP) design

Gupta R, Du H. 2015. Building performance evaluation programme: College Lake Visitor Centre.

Gupta R, Du H. 2014. Adapting Dragon Junior School for Future Climate

Gupta R, Gregg M, Du H, Williams K. 2013. Evaluative application of UKCP09-based downscaled future weather years to simulate overheating risk in typical English homes Structural Survey, 31 :231-252 DOI

Prasad S, Yaldron K, Gupta R, Du H, Gregg M. 2013. Adapting the new Queen Elizabeth II Hospital for future climates

Du H, Underwood CP, Edge JS. 2012. Generating test reference years from the UKCP09 projections and their application in building energy simulations Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 33 :387-406 DOI

Du H, Underwood CP, Edge JS. 2012. Generating design reference years from the UKCP09 projections and their application to future air-conditioning loads Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 33 :63-79 DOI

Barclay M, Kang J, Sharples S, Wang B, Du H. 2012. Balancing Comfortable Thermal & Acoustic Built Environments in a Sustainable Future New Zealand Acoustics, 25 :4-13

Levermore GJ, Watkins R, Cheung H, Parkinson J, Laycock P, Natarajan S, Nikolopoulou M-H, Mcgilligan C, Muneer T, Tham YW, others . 2012. Deriving and using future weather data for building design from UK climate change projections: an overview of the COPSE Project

Street RB, Smith ST, Hanby VI, Jack LB, Kelly DA, Barclay M, Sharples S, Kang J, Watkins R, Mylona A, others . 2012. Special Issue: Adaptation and resilience to a changing climate: Supporting adaptation decision making Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 33 :5-7

Du H, Underwood C, Edge J. 2010. Modelling the impact of a warming climate on commercial buildings in the UK

Conference publication

Buhagiar V, Clarke J, Cook M, Darby S, Du H, Elsharkawy H, Fawcett T, Foxell S, Gupta R, Hou SS, Janda K, Jones P, Kaltenegger I, Knight I, Lang W, Lannon S, Larsson N, Lettmayer G, Liu C, Liu Y, Lorch , Moncaster A, Oreszczyn T, Patterson J, Pelsmakers S, Prasad D, Schweber L, Sharples S, Shipworth M, Stevenson F, Sunikka-Blank M, Visscher H, Wang W, Yan X, Yang X, Yang F, Yao R, Zhao X. 2019. Foreword IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 329 DOI

Du H, Bandera CF, Chen L. 2019. Nowcasting Methods for Optimising Building Performance Building Simulation 2019: 16th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association,

Du H, Streblow R, Montalbá LM, Sendra C. 2019. Post-Workshop Report for Plug-N-Harvest Modular Façade Retrofit Workshop on Sustainable Places 2019 Proceedings, 20 :14-14

Chen L, Du H, Li Y. 2019. Scoping Low-Cost Measures to Nowcast Sub-Hourly Solar Radiations for Buildings IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 329 :012041-012041 DOI

Du H, Jones P, Long C. 2017. A novel approach to predict real-time urban heat island effect and indoor overheating Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) 2017,

Du H, Jones P, Ng B. 2016. Understanding the reliability of localized near future weather data for building performance prediction in the UK 2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2), :1-4 DOI

Gupta R, Du H. 2013. Adapting the design of a new sustainable hospital building against a warming climate Proceedings of BS 2013: 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, :2503-2510

Gupta R, Du H. 2013. Using a simulation based approach to adapt the designs of zero carbon homes against a warming climate CIBSE Technical Symposium, Liverpool,

Gupta R, Du H. 2013. Adapting the design of a new sustainable hospital building against a warming climate Proceedings of Building Simulation 2013: 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Chambery, France, :2502-2509

Du H, Edge J, Underwood C. 2011. Modelling the impacts of new UK future weather data on a school building Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Sydney,

Barclay M, Kang J, Sharples S, Wang B, Du H. 2010. Estimating urban natural ventilation potential by noise mapping and building energy simulation Proceedings of International Congress on Acoustics, ICA 2010, Sydney,

Barclay M, Kang J, Sharples S, Wang B, Du H. 2010. The challenge of balancing the demands for a comfortable thermal and acoustic built environment in a sustainable future International Symposium on Sustainability in Acoustics (ISSA), 2010,

Thesis/Dissertation

Du H. 2012. Modelling of building performance under the UK climate change projections and the prediction of future heating and cooling design loads in building spaces

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