Greener by Design

Greener by Design is a uniquely qualified boutique firm of experienced problem solvers with innovative vision. Be it a short-term assignment to deal with an emergent regulatory issue, or a multi-year advisory program, GbD has a dynamic mix of experienced professionals who are savvy and sophisticated.

  • We match up grants, incentives, regulations and requirements into a strategy to reduce costs and environmental impacts that comply with your regulatory jurisdictions.

  • While we are known for our sustainability, clean energy and environmental services, our expertise goes far beyond that.

  • With a current client base ranging from Fortune 50 firms, to startup entrepreneurs, to various levels of government, GbD offers our clients the personal focused attention and staff resources to hand-tailor projects to fit each client’s specific needs.
 What's Happening at GbD.....

February 2015 

Adam Zellner, President, and Chuck Feinberg, Executive Vice President,
of Greener by Design
will be doing the Washington DC Hill Swing

Adam will be attending the PEW Charitable Trusts Summit and speaking to NJ Legislators including:
Senator Menendez, Senator Booker, Rep. Smith, Rep. LoBiondo, Rep. Lance, Rep. Mac Arthur

The New Energy Landscape: Policy and Progress in 2015

Pew policy summit and webcast (link to LIVE FEED page)

The Pew Charitable Trusts will host a daylong summit on Tuesday, Feb. 3, to highlight the critical clean energy policy issues that await the new Congress and the finalization of many Obama administration initiatives to advance the U.S. clean energy economy, presenting new prospects on the policy front and for businesses and investors. The summit will feature clean energy business leaders and policy experts, and select portions will be webcast.

Chuck will be attending the Energy Independence Summit and speaking to
Congressional and federal agency officials on Feb 23.
On Feb 24 he will be leading a group to the House and Senate for a series of meetings to educate members of the NJ Congressional delegation on matters relating to clean, alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles.
On Feb 25, he will be participating in meetings at the HQ of the US Department of Energy developing the next 5-year strategic plan for the DOE Vehicle Technologies Clean Cities Program.

Energy Independence Summit 2015 on February 22-24th.
Department of Energy Clean Cities Strategic Planning Meeting

On Capitol Hill Day, Clean Cities Coordinators and our industry partners will participate in more than 200 meetings with Congressional and federal agency officials. The day will culminate with a reception hosted by UPS and attended by key Members of Congress and staff.



US Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter Honors
NJ Clean Cities Coalition as one of the 

12th Annual Emerald Awards Recipients

For Innovative Sustainability Initiative: Advancement of Alternative Transportation Fuels

  • In 2013, the activities of the NJ Clean Cities Coalition directly resulted in the reduction of more than 4.2 million gallons of petroleum and a resultant GHG reduction of over 21,000 tons.
Chuck Feinberg, NJCCC Chairman and President, accepted the award at the USGBC NJ’s Awards Gala at Montclair State University on November 7th.

Chuck Feinberg, Director of Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles of GbD
and Chair of NJCCC with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and
Florence Block, USGBC-NJ Executive Director


Is your cell phone charged? America's Addiction to Energy 
Adam Zellner at TEDxHoboken and now on

Adam Zellner, President of GbD, speaking at a recent TEDX event.
Adam was the former NJ Policy Director. He served as the Deputy

Commissioner for Policy and Legislative Affairs for the NJDEP
under Lisa P. Jackson and is the former Executive Director
of NJ Highlands Council and NJ Office of Smart Growth.

Recent Awards and Grants

City of Linden - Great Places Designation for Hawk Rise Sanctuary - The Hawk Rise Sanctuary in Linden has been named a Great Place in New Jersey for 2014 by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NJ).

City of Linden - Linden Receives $20,000 Grant for Hawk Rise Sanctuary
$200,000 was awarded through the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants program funded by the PSE&G foundation. The City of Linden received a $20,000 grant for its proposed project which is to continue its restoration of the Hawk Rise Sanctuary.

City of Linden - Linden to Receive $2.4 Million Grant to Save 14 Firefighters Jobs - Greener by Design in partnership with Muller Bohlin Associates assisted the City of Linden in its grant application to save 14 jobs in the Linden Fire Department. The funding is awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) programs.

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