Energy Management Information Systems

NREL works with the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) to help federal agencies design, procure, and implement energy management information systems (EMIS) to meet building energy cost reduction goals and comply with federal facility energy efficiency laws and requirements.

EMIS aggregate facility data to optimize energy use for buildings and campuses.

A rendering shows an aerial view of NREL's South Table Mountain campus.
NREL's Energy Management Information System standardizes data, facilitates reporting, and enables new insights for 19 buildings across two campuses located along Colorado's Front Range. Illustration by NREL

Research and Demonstration at Federal Facilities and Campuses

NREL helps federal agencies design, procure, and implement EMIS to help meet their building energy cost reduction goals and comply with federal facility energy efficiency laws and requirements.

Impact: Direct agency support, publications, trainings, templates, and case studies deliver multiple levels of support for federal agencies at every stage of EMIS design, procurement, and installation.

Partners: FEMP

Publications

NREL researchers contributed to the following energy management information systems publications and resources.

Energy Management Information Systems Cybersecurity Best Practices, FEMP Fact Sheet (2022)

Best Practices for Enhancing Performance Contracts With Monitoring-Based Commissioning, FEMP Fact Sheet (2022)

Best Practices for Energy Management Information Systems Metadata Schemas, FEMP Fact Sheet (2022)

Best Practices To Support EMIS Operation at Federal Facilities, FEMP Fact Sheet (2022)

Energy Management Information Systems Technical Resources Report, FEMP Technical Report (2021)

Enhancing Performance Contracts With Monitoring-Based Commissioning, FEMP Technical Report (2021)

Energy Management Information Systems for Federal Facilities, FEMP Website (2021)

Contact

Alicen Kandt

Federal Smart Facilities Lead

Alicen.Kandt@nrel.gov
303-384-7518

Bill Livingood

Commercial Buildings EMIS Lead

William.Livingood@nrel.gov
303-384-7490