It may not be easy being green, but office buildings that have undergone – or been constructed with – sustainability improvements will be better long-term performing assets within commercial mortgage-backed securities.

In a report issued Monday by Moody’s Investors Service, the ratings agency said that “green” building features are becoming an important factor in maintaining property valuations and tenant occupancy levels, and can likely result in higher debt repayment performance of the commercial mortgage through maturity.

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