The results of the urban emission surveys conducted by member-cities of Forum 15's climate convention for the years 2000, 2007 and 2012, indicated that an average of 72% of GHG emissions in these cities come from energy consumption in building.


Although Israeli Cities are very limited in their influence on energy production, due to Israel's high level of government centralization, they can influence the energy use in other aspects. Adopting efficiency standards in public and private building, as well as urban infrastructure, green building regulation, producing renewable energy in public buildings and facilities, supporting renewable energy production for homes and businesses, managing energy as an urban resource, and more. 

Energy-based actions have the potential to improve quality of life in the city, reduce management and operational costs of buildings, moderate temperatures in the cities and cope with the climate crisis. These aspects should be address at all levels – from a single building, through the street, the neighborhood and the entire city.