Implement an energy management information system at your organization

Are you in the early phases of implementing an EMIS? Are you looking for guidance on how to plan, implement and use an EMIS and integrate it into your business operations? The Primer on Organizational Use of EMIS is a multi-year guidance on holistic EMIS planning, implementation, and usage. The 5-chapter Primer presents features and benefits of different types EMIS technologies, six steps in the EMIS planning process, key issues in EMIS procurement and implementations, and best practices of using EMIS to achieve maximum value.

If you are interested in implementing energy management and information systems (EMIS) to improve energy management and operations at your organization, you can use the EMIS Technology Classification Framework to determine which type of system will best meet your needs. This resource provides a common reference that can be used to understand key distinguishing factors and core attributes of different solutions within the family of EMIS technologies. This framework is targeted for use by those newly gaining familiarity with EMIS technologies and for those who are working collaboratively and need a common language in which to ground their communications.

Looking for support to finance Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) at your organization? The Regional Guide to EMIS Incentives is a hyper-linked PDF introducing over 50 EMIS incentives and financing programs to support the installation and use of EMIS in commercial buildings. Incentive and financing programs are available in 42 states nationwide. Programs support EMIS types across the Technology Classification Framework, including benchmarking tools, energy information systems, building automation systems, and automatic system optimization tools. While the guide is not intended to be comprehensive, it illustrates the breadth of EMIS incentive programs in the US.

Looking for more information about EMIS? The EMIS Crash Course provides an introduction to critical aspects of successful EMIS use in a 30-minute presentation. For additional detail, the Synthesis of Existing EMIS Resources provides brief summaries of over 40 EMIS publications. Key findings as well as access information are provided for each resource in the synthesis.

Looking for support to procure EMIS? The EMIS Specification and Procurement Support Materials are intended to guide you through the specification, procurement, and selection of an EMIS. This package includes three sections: 1. A Request for Proposals Template that can be filled out to create an organization-specific RFP for vendors. 2. A Technology Specification Template that can be tailored to generate owner-driven requirements for technology features and capabilities, maintenance support, and more. 3. An Evaluation and Selection Criteria Template, to help you select among multiple competing proposals that satisfy the specification and RFP requirements.