Best Practices for Energy Management Information Systems Metadata Schemas

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) promotes best practices for impactful utilization of Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) at federal facilities. This best practice document is part of a series of fact sheets created to help accelerate the market adoption and use of EMIS in the federal sector. The use of standard naming conventions and a metadata schema, which may be referred to as 'data tags,' improves the ability of the EMIS to consistently analyze, visualize, and derive value from operational data. To help address these issues, this fact sheet highlights best practices for use of metadata in an EMIS stack, which can significantly reduce the initial time required to deploy an EMIS.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-7A40-81763

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102022-5679


  • EMIS
  • FEMP
  • metadata


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