His & HERS (Home Energy Rating System):
The Home Energy Rating System has been adopted by the California Energy Commission, to test and verify building efficiency. At BarrierEnergy, we use this system to enforce state-mandated energy codes. These codes, which have been put into effect since 1974, have changed the construction industry forever. Construction has been largely known as a male-dominated field. Men are typically strong and good with handy work. We like to think of the HERS approach as balancing that masculine energy. The goal of HERS Rating is to cultivate energy-efficient buildings.
While the man traditionally builds the home, the home itself is typically the domain of women. To think in terms of consequences within a long view, to create sustainable practices, to safeguard the earth’s natural resources, and to care for the home, are all that we perceive to be traditionally feminine traits. That’s because women are mothers and typically natural caregivers. We are glad to see different industries evolving due to the feminine touch.
BarrierEnergy Values the Feminine Touch:
We love when our values to reflect in our practices. If you ask the founder and CEO of BarrierEnergy, Michael Barriere, the acronym HERS (Home Energy Rating System) is no coincidence. In a sector primarily dominated by men, manufacturers, construction workers, designers, architects, and installers; there has been a lack of the necessary, balancing viewpoint of women. HERS Rating has its origins in consumer protection. Wherein previous times, HVAC manufacturers, installers, and architects were not regulated by any set of energy efficiency standards. This allowed for potentially dangerous and inefficient installation of these systems inside people’s homes and businesses. You can see why oversight might be necessary. We are seeing a slow change in the legislature to represent more feminine values. Presently, it’s crucial that our job exists.
In tandem with widespread legislative traction, we have also seen a global rise in awareness of the human impact of Climate Change. People are starting to realize their roles as stewards of the planet. Wider appreciation for a more feminine approach to how we structure our lives, our homes, and our relationship to energy has then necessarily expanded the scope of our work. The need for consumers to be protected, for our homes to be safe, and for energy to be conserved are all within this domain.
Here at BarrierEnergy, we revere the input of the feminine perspective. We see the continued respect of this input as critical in how we approach the world as a business, and as humanitarians. If you would like to make your own home or business more energy-efficient, reach out to one of our experts today.