We have a project with open office areas including workstations with 12 people (2 desks facing each other counting as one workstation). The HVAC system is zoned in areas containing in average 2 workstations (12 people). This means that in each thermal zone 12 people are working, and this zone has 1 thermostat, allowing the users to modify the temperature, etc. Can one thermal zone be considered as one multioccupant shared space? If I understand right LEED considers open office spaces as individual occupants spaces. I don't really see the point of having 12 separate controls in one thermal zone. What is the logic behind this?

Can someone clarify this for me? How can we achieve this credit? These areas also have operable windows.