Air Quality Project & Tech


This website will document the Air Quality Project (AQP) and the Tech upgrade of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier. On June 6, 2021, during a special meeting, church members approved funding for the Air Quality Project and Tech Project that is documented and archived here. If you have any questions about the project or would like to volunteer your time, please contact:

To stay informed about the project, please visit our Updates page and our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page.

The AQP Team will meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

AQP Team meeting will be 5:30-7pm on zoom on:

Feb 6 - Congregational Q&A tprior to the Feb 13th Congregational Meeting

Feb 8 - Congregational Q&A tprior to the Feb 13th Congregational Meeting

Feb 22 - Cancelled due to minimal change since Febth vote. Check Updates and Notes for any new information

April 26th - Congregational Update & Q&A

Project Scope

Scope Statement: The AQP (Air Quality Project) is responsible for managing the replacement of the UCM heating system and adding an HRV system to meet safe and healthy codes for air exchange in the Sanctuary and Vestry. Project volunteers are highly sensitive to the sacred nature of the spaces that will be altered to achieve this goal, and will co-design solutions with the lightest impact possible.

Below is a summary of the project scope, but the most detailed understanding of the project can be found in the Owner Project Requirements.

What the AQP will accomplish:

  • Remove Asbestos

  • Replace the air heating system serving the sanctuary and the vestry with a desired outcome of efficiency goals that were established in the BFF project

  • Add outdoor air

  • Electric (supply HRV)

How the AQP Team will accomplish the project:

  • Monitor the budget

  • Communicate with relevant UCM staff, committees and teams

  • Communicate with the congregation regularly

  • Collaborate on adjacent projects that remedy any loss of space from these new systems