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(pronounced GRAYD-ehd en)

This term has to do with fabric selections for furniture – usually of the commercial variety. When a textile is “graded in” to a furniture manufacturer’s line, it means that the manufacturer

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(pronounced GRAYN-ing)

This term derives from the “grain” of wood, which makes sense because it means simulating wood grain through advanced painting methods. Sloppy graining technique can look horrible, but in the hands of an

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(pronounced GRA-tis — the “a” sound being the same as in the word cat)

Simply put, this word means free / without charge.

Example: The landscape design firm decided to do the drawings for

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(pronounced GRAH-veh-tahs)

A tip to remember the definition of this word: think of gravity. What does the Earth’s gravitational force do" It weighs us down, making us heavy so that we

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(pronounced GRAY-gudz)

This term refers to woven fabric that has been removed from the loom but before it has been submitted to the dyeing or finishing process. Sometimes it is also called “greige goods”.

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(pronounced GRAY-wah-ter)

If you’ve studied for a LEED AP exam or worked on a project going after LEED certification, then you know a little something about graywater. The Uniform

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(pronounced greek kee)

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(pronounced green lees)

A fresh term for an emerging era. In fact, this term is so new, that there is not an exact definition for it. We will, however, give you an approximate one. Essentially,

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(pronounced green ruf)

Also referred to as a “living roof” or an “eco-roof,” this term describes a garden planted atop a residential or commercial building in the middle of an urban area. These carefully structured

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(pronounced GREEN-wahsh)

We’ve defined the word “whitewash” to describe a situation in which someone tries to obscure the truth or flaws of an idea or situation. Greenwash follows in whitewash’s footsteps as it means confusing or deceiving