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.....

    NJCCC Announcements


NJ Clean Cities Coalition Announces Two New Projects 

We were recently notified of our selection for each of these projects following highly competitive proposal evaluation processes.

As part of a public private partnership with the US Environmental Protection Agency and multiple private parties, the NJCCC will be administering a program to replace old, inefficient and unregulated engines in a variety of marine vessels operating in NY Harbor with the latest technology new, fuel efficient and less polluting engines.  This project is the third in a series of similar project partnerships between the EPA and NJCCC.

The NJCCC was also recently advised that its team has been selected by the US Department of Energy for a new nationwide project.Together with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and others, the NJCCC will work to increase the awareness and use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) as part of emergency response planning and deployment. As a result of diesel and gasoline supply chain disruptions following Superstorm Sandy, AFVs have proven that they can play a major role in emergency preparedness and response.  This program will serve to facilitate that by providing a variety of tools and education.

Chuck Feinberg, Director of Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles of GbD
and Chair of NJCCC with Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen


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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