Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) consist of a broad set of tools and services that give building owners, facility managers, energy managers, and commercial property management companies the information required to measure, manage, and enhance building performance. When used in alignment with other energy management best practices, EMIS can lower a building’s energy use by up to 20 percent, yielding quick payback, smart operations, and better buildings.
All buildings will benefit from having an EMIS installed, and the tools vary in application, frequency of data, and overall functionality, providing the flexibility that best suits your capabilities, needs, and goals. To understand which EMIS is right for your portfolio or individual building, download IMT and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility’s questionnaire and select the options that most accurately address your needs. The right choice can yield powerful insights that allow you to target low- and no-cost improvements, as well as strengthen the business case for investing in efficiency upgrades.