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About Us

Doing More With Less!

Say Hello To Our Team!

BarrierEnergy is a family owned business, based out of Santa Barbara, California. We’ve been in the HERS Raters industry for over a decade! Our team has a passion to serve the community through supporting energy efficiency. We truly believe in the services we provide and you will see our passion in the quality of our work. Builders need proactive experts to stay on schedule. Let us help guide you through your construction project. 








Meet the Founder & President:

Michael Barriere

“Don’t Forget To Hire A Vet!”

Like many others, during the market crash of 2008/2009, my work situation drastically changed. I found myself 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 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 getting 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, BarrierEnergy!

Chris Barriere

Chris Barriere

HERS Rater

Chris has been with the company for seven years. He’s a licensed HERS Rater, and a dedicated field manager. His daily responsibilities include HERS testing, data processing, and client Q&A.

Interestingly, Chris was once in a house fire caused by a poorly installed water heater. Thusly, he is passionate about making sure building systems are properly installed, which keeps people safe. 

Jordan Brewer

Jordan Brewer

HERS Rater

Jordan has been with BarrierEnergy for over a year now. He is a dedicated field technician who recently earned his HERS Rater certification. Congratulations!

You can find Jordan either in the field, or at the office. He’s passionate about caring for our clients and responding to their need quickly.

Dan Melton

Dan Melton

Field Technician

Dans’ handiness with mechanical systems goes back to his days as a helicopter mechanic in the army. Since then he’s started four businesses, one of which was an HVAC company.

He is passionate about efficiency as a means to combat climate change. “By doing so, we protect the planet and homeowners,”  Dan says. At BarrierEnergy, he performs various HERS tests, and is steadily growing his skill set.  

Sonya Barriere

Sonya Barriere

Office Manager

A Santa Barbara local, Sonya recently got involved with the family business as an Office Manager. Before she got involved with BarrierEnergy, she had years of education in environmental awareness and activism. That’s why she’s so passionate about energy efficiency!

In addition to running the office and doing community outreach, she answers the phone and writes blogs covering relevant information. With her organizational skills, our field technicians can stay focused and productive. 




Emily Barriere

Emily Barriere

Technical Manager

Emily started working with BarrierEnergy in the summer of 2020, and is catching on fast. She has years of sales experience in both real estate and selling green energy. That gave her background knowledge about energy efficiency in homes. 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


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! 

Areas We’ve Serviced

california Santa Barbara HERS Raters
  • Arroyo Grande

  • Agoura Hills

  • Avila Beach

  • Buellton

  • Burbank

  • Camarillo

  • Carpinteria

  • Culver City

  • Gaudalupe

  • Goleta

  • Grover Beach

  • Lompoc

  • Los Angeles

  • Los Osos

  • Monecito

  • Morro Bay

  • Nipomo

  • Oceano

  • Orcutt

  • Oxnard

  • Pismo Beach

  • Santa Maria

  • San Luis Obispo

  • Santa Barbara

  • San Diego

  • Simi Valley

  • Solvang

  • Summerland

  • Thousand Oaks

  • Ventura

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