Fact sheet highlights best practices for metadata schemas and standard naming conventions, which improve the ability of an energy management information system (EMIS) to consistently analyze, visualize, and derive value from operational data. 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. It provides an overview of best practices for using metadata in an EMIS stack, which can significantly reduce the initial time required to deploy an EMIS.