Distributed natural gas-driven combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) systems, including various technologies, provide an alternative for the world to meet and solve energy-related problems, such as energy shortages, energy supply security, emission control, the economy and conservation of energy, etc. This paper analyzes the energy consumption structure in China at first; then the characteristics of natural gas-driven CCHP technologies, especially technical performances, are presented, as well as the status of utilization and development. The status of distributed CCHP development in China is briefly introduced by dividing China into four main sections: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and other areas. Several problems regarding further distribution of natural gas-driven CCHP applications for buildings in China are discussed. It is concluded that, within decades, promising CCHP technologies can flourish with the cooperative efforts of government, energy-related enterprises and professional associations.

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