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.

  • Our knowledge, ability, willingness, and relationships needed to assist in a wide variety of situations and projects is why we are a sought after firm for all your projects.

  • 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.....

Congratulations to the City of Linden – A 2014 Great Place in New Jersey!

Great Places represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for the future. They support their local economies and add value to their communities. “Great places don’t happen by accident – they’ve been planned for, designed, and maintained,” states APA-NJ President, Charles Latini, Jr. “APA-NJ chose to implement this program because our great places deserve attention, and other communities can look to these shining examples as best practices.”

Hawk Rise Sanctuary, City of Linden

This Great Public Space resides in the City of Linden, whose community understood the opportunity presented by an underutilized place and reimagined it into something wonderful.


The greater part of Hawk Rise Sanctuary sits on the site of a former landfill, remediated so that it now provides environmental benefits while addressing human needs for open space.

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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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