NEW YORK CITY—Even as more New York office buildings are built and renovated to environmentally sustainable—or green—standards, tenants and potential tenants don’t care all that much, according to a survey of New York City real estate executives, including owners, brokers, agents, engineers and accountants and lawyers specializing in the space.

Most property executives (83%) said tenants regard green certification as either “not too important” (33%), only “somewhat important” (45%) or “not at all important” (5%), according to the spring 2014 Gotham Commercial Real Estate Monitor survey by accounting firm Marks Paneth. Only 15% of executives said they believe tenants see a building’s environmental sustainability as “very important.”

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