As well as ensuring the network was well designed, FairHeat delivered acceptance testing across the network ahead of residents moving in. FairHeat define acceptance testing as ‘rigorous testing to verify dwelling performance by ensuring the installation, commissioning and operation are as per the design and performance specification’. This ensures the network is performing as per the design before the site is handed over.
Underlying the rigorous design and testing of the network was the principle that performance should be monitored and managed using data. Guru Hub 2 captures heat network performance data every five minutes for analysis via the online analytics platform Guru Pinpoint. This data supported the commissioning of the Echo Court network ahead of residents moving in, and it means performance can now be monitored over time.