I have a rectangular desk and a semi-circular corner desk in the same line by the same manufacturer and wanted to know if these 2 desks counted as different products for the materials calculations? They look different in that the corner desk is twice as large as the rectangular desk, so according to the LEED Reference Guide, this could maybe qualify as a different "function" instead of just an "aesthetic" difference, but I wasn't sure. The best/closest example I could find in the LEED Reference Guide was the one about a desk chair vs. a side chair counting as 2 different products, but a desk chair with arms vs. a desk chair without arms wouldn't.
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Summer MinchewManaging Partner
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February 21, 2018 - 9:11 pm
Johanna: USGBC has posted a resource that might help answer your question "Does this Item Count as a Product?" for MR Building Product Disclosure and Optimization Credits https://www.usgbc.org/resources/does-item-count-product Based on your description I would follow this diagram for purchased item, finished product, product function, same as another product, different color (assume no), difference manufacturer (assume no), then it is Not a unique product. Hope this helps.