Introduction to the Energy Management Information Systems Technical Resources Report  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This training provides information on the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) Technical Resources Report. As a broad and rapidly evolving family of tools that monitor, analyze, and control building energy use and system performance, EMIS tools present significant opportunities for federal sector energy savings and improved operational performance. EMIS are at the forefront of transforming energy management best practices by providing building owners and operators with well-organized building performance and energy consumption data, enabling a host of analytic capabilities.

These capabilities include portfolio-wide energy benchmarking, data visualization, and key performance indicator tracking; automated fault detection and diagnostics; artificial intelligence for predictive analytics and control; automated measurement and verification of energy conservation measures; and supervisory control enabling automated system optimization and demand management. This webinar highlights key content from the EMIS Technical Resources Report and additional FEMP resources for federal facility managers considering, procuring, or implementing an EMIS. A presentation about FEMP's Smart Building Accelerator and Grid-interactive Energy Building (GEB) programs will also be provided.


Jesse Dean, Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

Jesse Dean has worked at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for 14 years and manages the technical support NREL provides to various emerging technology demonstration programs. Jesse provides technical assistance to the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) energy savings performance contract and energy management information systems (EMIS) initiatives. Jesse also supports multiple demonstration programs that focus on conducting laboratory and field testing of emerging technologies to accelerate commercialization and market adoption, while simultaneously addressing federal agencies' most pressing environmental priorities. Jesse has B.S. in mechanical engineering and an M.S. in civil engineering,

Jefferey Murrell, Program Manager for the Federal Energy-Intense Facilities (EIF), FEMP  

Jefferey Murrell is program manager for the Federal Energy-Intense Facilities (EIF) program in U.S. DOE's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and is a licensed professional engineer. He also serves as a Program Manager for the Federal Metering and Federal Energy Management and Information System (EMIS) programs. He currently supports the Federal Healthy Building Toolkit (HBT) and Federal Energy Efficient Product Procurement (EEPP) programs. Jeff graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in General Engineering and graduated from Columbia Southern University with a M.B.A. in Public Administration. He is currently matriculating at California Southern University in the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program, with a focus on energy resiliency and EMIS development/planning.

James Dice, Founder, Nexus Labs  

James Dice, PE, CEM, CMVP, has an 11-year background in energy management and technology application and now runs Nexus Labs. The weekly Nexus newsletter shares his evolving lens on the smart buildings industry with thousands of readers—without the fluff. The weekly Nexus podcast helps us learn from industry leaders on how the industry is changing and where it's going. The Nexus Pro membership community gathers together the top minds in the smart building industry for monthly Zoom calls. The Nexus Foundations course pulls together everything newcomers to the smart building industry need to know.

Jason Koman, U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  

Jason manages the Smart Building Accelerator and Grid-interactive Energy Buildings (GEB) programs at FEMP. Jason has previously worked for DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify how EMIS can enable federal agencies to improve energy performance, reduce costs, and meet energy goals;
  • Identify the primary EMIS capabilities, their applicability and benefits to given federal agencies, and information that can be used throughout the EMIS life cycle for federal agencies ranging from system design to implementation and ongoing maintenance;
  • Recognize EMIS data sources, data integration best practices, EMIS software and hardware, EMIS deployment, and EMIS operational best practices; and
  • Locate additional FEMP resources to help implement EMIS at a federal site.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: