# Re: [EnergyPlus_Support] Re: Question about "Zone List Multiplier"?

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Mike

On 21 May 2004, at 18:44, bsiengineer wrote:

> A colleague of mine had a very similar problem.  He used a zone
> multiplier of 8, and electricity consumption increased by a factor
> much greater than 8.  Using multipliers of 32 to 64 the consumption
> started to decrease.  I can post his .idf if anybody is interested.
>
> David
>
>
> --- In EnergyPlus_Support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "i50330513"
> <50330513@s...> wrote:
> > I make good use of `EnergyPlus' program to predict the energy
> > performance of a commercial building which is a 40-story building.
> I
> >
> > In order to reduce the amount of input of the identical floors and
> > have a shorter computational time, Zone List Multiplier field in
> the
> > Zone Group object are used to multiply from 1st to 38th floors.
> > However, after simulation of the building with this Multiplier
> > field, I found that the total electricity use
> (Electricity:Facility)
> > and the plant loop cooling demand of the building are much less
> than
> > that of the building without using the field of Zone List
> > Multiplier.
> >
> > Is there any input error in the program? The Zone Group object is
> > shown as follows. You can see that the Zone List multiplier is set
> > to 38 in the 1st FLOOR. Does it mean that the 1st FLOOR is
> > multiplied by 38? If yes, why the total electricity and the cooling
> > loads are much less than that of the building without the use of
> > Zone List multiplier field.
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------
> > ZONE GROUP,
> >     GF FLOOR,			!- Zone Group Name
> >     GF FLOOR LIST,		!- Zone List Name
> >     1;				!- Zone List Multiplier
> >
> > ZONE GROUP,
> >     1st FLOOR,			!- Zone Group Name
> >     1st FLOOR LIST,		!- Zone List Name
> >     38;				!- Zone List Multiplier
> >
> > ZONE GROUP,
> >     RF FLOOR,			!- Zone Group Name
> >     RF LIST,			!- Zone List Name
> >     1;				!- Zone List Multiplier
> > ---------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > I hope you make some recommendation for me. Thanks for your
> > attention.
> >
> > Leung
>
>
>
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EnergyPlus Testing and Support
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