Energy consumption data is crucial in the energy sector and for energy efficiency work, but barriers including access, applicability, and cost prohibit many from effectively using existing data. Data sharing makes information available to a wider range of users, and this report outlines considerations for sharing energy consumption and related data, focusing on both end use and whole building-level information. It provides best practices as well as three case studies: the EM&V Forum Load Shape Research Project, the Home Energy Labeling Information eXchange (HELIX), and the Silicon Valley Clean Energy Data Hive Project. These case studies help demonstrate feasibility and illustrate strategies to overcome barriers, such as standardizing data fields and creating a flexible user interface. In addition to providing guidance on data sharing, this report also discusses emerging resources and regulatory support that are advancing the cause of data sharing, including state policies in California, New Hampshire, and New York. With this report as a guide, users have an effective toolkit for sharing load profile data, navigating barriers, and advancing the industry.