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About Us

HERS Raters for a Greener Future

HERS Raters California

BarrierEnergy is a family-owned business, based out of Santa Barbara, California. We’ve been in the HERS Rating industry for over a decade! HERS Raters test, report, and enforce California state energy requirements for new and altered construction.

Our team has a passion to serve the community by supporting energy efficiency. We truly believe in the services we provide, as a means to care for our planet and future generations.

You will see our passion in the quality of our work. Builders need proactive experts to streamline the Title 24 process. We will help guide you through your construction project so you can stay on schedule and under budget.

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Meet the Founder & President:

Michael Barriere (HERS Rater and Consultant)

“Don’t Forget To Hire A Vet!”

Like many others, during the market crash of 2008/2009, my work situation drastically changed. I was a veteran looking for a new direction. This is where the story of BarrierEnergy begins.

As a veteran, I had access to funding for business training. Having always been drawn to the field of Green Energy, I pursued that avenue. My history at the University of California, Berkley had already prepared me with a degree in Economics. As I looked closer, I discovered that there was no way to ignore the value proposition of energy efficiency.

At the time, I witnessed a rising national interest in a “Green Collar Economy”. I saw an opportunity that led me to get certified as a HERS Rater. At first, I was subcontracted by PG&E to perform energy audits, inspections, and the like. By the end of 2009, with business training and financial backing from WEV (Women’s Economic Ventures), I started my own company as a HERS Rater, BarrierEnergy!

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Say Hello To Our Team!

Logan Strait

Logan Strait

HERS Rater

Although Logan is one of our newer employees, he catches on quickly. He’s our newest HERS certified Rater, and a rising star on our team. His daily work involves HERS testing, data entry, project follow up, corrections coordination, and client communications. Logan will show up to the job site on time, and thoroughly get it done.

Brandon Maher

Brandon Maher

Field Technician

Brandon’s a long standing employee of BarrierEnergy who has great pride in the quality of his work. He diligently collects field data on our projects so we can get our jobs done quickly. Thank you Brandon!

Emily Barriere

Emily Barriere

General Manager

Emily has years of sales experience in both real estate and selling green energy. That gives her background knowledge about energy efficiency. Using her tech-savvy business mind, she focuses on public outreach.

Emily handles marketing, I.T., and website content. Additionally, she does secretarial work and helps manage our technician’s schedules. Teamwork is her number one value.

Paula Domalewski

Paula Domalewski

Accounts Receivable, Human Resoures, Quality Assurance

Paula is passionate about detail and Quality Assurance is her specialty. She is our Human Resources and Accounts Receivable Manager. Previously, she worked in the solar industry, and fully supports energy efficiency.

She’s been with us for two years, and is a perfect fit for our energy compliance team!

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Areas Our HERS Raters Have Serviced

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  • Arroyo Grande

  • Agoura Hills

  • Avila Beach

  • Buellton

  • Burbank

  • Camarillo

  • Carpinteria

  • Culver City

  • El Rio

  • Fillmore

  • Gaudalupe

  • Gaviota

  • Goleta

  • Grover Beach

  • La Conchita

  • Lompoc

  • Los Angeles

  • Los Olivos

  • Los Osos

  • Monecito

  • Malibu

  • Morro Bay

  • Nipomo

  • Oak View

  • Oceano

  • Ojai

  • Orcutt

  • Oxnard

  • Pismo Beach

  • Port Hueneme

  • Santa Maria

  • Santa Paula

  • Santa Ynez

  • San Luis Obispo

  • Santa Barbara

  • Santa Clarita

  • San Diego

  • Simi Valley

  • Solvang

  • Summerland

  • Thousand Oaks

  • Ventura

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