I am working on trying to obtain the indoor environmental quality-thermal comfort credit for a new construction. The building contains new open-office workstations. The credit states to provide individual thermal comfort controls for at least 50% of individual occupant spaces and that the thermal comfort controls shall allow occupants to adjust at least one of the following in their local environment: air temperature, radiant temperature, air speed & humidity.
Each open-office contains about 20 workstations. It's impossible to provide individual thermal comfort controls for at least 10 workstations, due to the HVAC system (1 fan coil for 4 workstations). Can I justify that this type of space is considered as shared multi-occupant space?
Your feedback is greatly appreciated.