It is no doubt the world is experiencing global warming and human emission causes distinct climate change. According to the analysis from International Energy Agency, the over consumed nature resources from power, industry, transport and building sectors are off the major factors reflecting on the essential greenhouse gases to life. As moving onto the smart technology and smart grid development, recent studies indicate that using the advanced energy management systems is critical to improve power efficiency, energy saving, and reduce greenhouse gas emission. This study relies on a systematic literature review and expert opinion to identify the critical factors of adoption building energy management system. Finally, a framework is presented to evaluate the introduction of energy management systems in the construction field in order to achieve zero carbon ready buildings.