Greetings, I'm Wayne, and I'm @ your Service

Greetings everyone! I'm Wayne and I'm an enthusiastic energy consultant with uncommon passion for energy. I've launched this website to help you stay up to date on the advances in the energy world while sharing tips that will help you to manage your energy consumption, and reveal the benefits of tracking your energy data. Stay tuned for my blogs, and videos which will provide you with energy updates as well as tips and tricks on how to conserve energy! Thanks for visiting me online.

Wayne Beamish
President, Powerhouse Management Services

Businesses I've helped

The Forzani Group

The Forzani Group Ltd. (FGL) is the largest and only national sporting goods retailer in Canada. The Company sells a vast assortment of sports-related products - from athletic footwear to athletic/leisure apparel to the equipment required for performing a favourite sport. FGL's merchandise mix includes brand name products together with a large complement of private-branded products.

Golf Town

Since their founding in 1999, Golf Town has grown to become Canada's golf superstore. With stores all across Canada, they have everything you need to play your very best! Golf Town stores are sanctuaries where golf devotees come to try, buy, learn about and improve their game. Big box stores, averaging over 18,000 square feet, feature all the top brand names in golf including Callaway Golf, TaylorMade, Ping, Nike, Titleist and many more. Whatever you're looking for - from clubs, bags and balls, to footwear and apparel, accessories and gifts – they are a veritable golfers' paradise!


RONA is the largest Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products and operates a network of nearly 700 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores of various sizes and formats. With close to 30,000 employees working under its family of banners in every region of Canada and more than 16 million square feet of retail space, the RONA store network generates over $6 billion in annual retail sales. The RONA mission is to offer the best service and the right product at the right price to North American consumers of housing and home improvement products. They do this through a strong network of corporate, franchised and affiliated stores which are leaders in their respective markets with a specific format and banner and an efficient management and distribution support.


Staples is the world's largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. We provide products, services and expertise in the categories of office supplies, technology, furniture, Copy & Print, and cleaning and breakroom. Staples was founded in 1986, and today has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide, Staples has a presence in more than 26 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia — bringing easy to offices and consumers everywhere. Staples headquarters is located outside of Boston, Massachusetts.


As one of only two national grocery retailers in Canada, Sobeys Inc. serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with more than 1,500 stores in 10 provinces with retail banners that include Sobeys, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Price Chopper and Thrifty Foods. The company also operates Lawtons Drug stores in Atlantic Canada. A proudly Canadian company with more than 100 years in the food business, Sobeys Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia.

What's New in Energy?

Throughout my day I continually look across the industry for new and innovative energy saving ideas that can save you money. I've created the following page just for you. But this is a two way street, I would love to hear about what you're doing to try to manage your energy costs. - Contact Me!

Your business can become more energy efficient and save money by understanding how energy is billed and how various energy programs are applied. A good place to start, our comprehensive audit of the facility and bills is the first step in getting an action plan for saving energy. The Energy Audit will pay for itself with funds recovered from the Utilities. Once the key energy problems of a building have been identified through the energy audit, the next step is to select the most cost-effective measures or combination thereof to improve efficiency. Implementing the measures will then be painless. In addition, there are a number of incentive and financing programs available to help shorten the payback period and resources needed. We will find competitive electricity and gas rates for your operation. Businesses all have unique needs, usage patterns, consumption levels and risk profiles. The needs of a company using gas or electricity in their production process in an old factory are very different from those of the property manager of a new commercial office tower or a chain of retail stores. And the way Utilities charge is just as different. We will review your needs and describe your options, enabling you to make a proper decision. We will advise you as to when to lock your firm in a long term rate and when to operate on an open rate, based on the many factors that affect it. This will reduce one aspect of your operating costs. We will assist you in saving significant dollars by having the right knowledge at the right time. It is our primary job to keep current in the area of energy usage.
Get regular detailed expense reports to better manage your facility maintenance and development strategy. Identify cost drivers, understand cost structure, and make better decisions by tracking expenses by location, region, banner, vendor or problem category. Simplifying the invoicing process and reducing your expenses, we can receive the service vendors’ invoices for you. We then review and audit them against work order documentation to ensure quality and job cost accuracy. Approved invoices are then forwarded to your accounts payable department for payment to the vendor. This enables you to cut costs and times spent on non-core operations, as well as simplify the invoicing process.
By our efforts over the past 10 years to build the above 2 service offerings, we have developed our own software and processes to effectively manage the flow of documents through the system. In completing this exercise, we now realize the costs most companies may face in their own efforts to implement similar processes within their organizations. There are more cost effective solutions and we can help to identify these. Powerhouse now has the capabilities to assist any client with a cost effective program to capture data, manage document flow and provide electronic, web enabled images within a secure online portal. We will first assess with the client the exact requirements they are hoping to achieve within a data management program. Obviously there are many levels with which this type of program can be taken to. Powerhouse can provide a fully integrated solution whereby we can act as a third party administrator from start to finish or simply develop the appropriate tools whereby they can be deployed within the client’s current processes. Or, a variation which meets somewhere in the middle. The key is gaining a close understanding of our Client’s business so that we can identify specific processes that need to be incorporated in developing a unique Data Management Program for each Client.

Powerhouse Management Services

I'm proud of the company that I've built and I can tell you without a shadow of doubt we strive to provide our clients with the best data, energy, and facilities management solutions. We offer high-quality, independent and impartial service geared towards meeting our client's needs. Take a minute and see how Powerhouse Management Services can save you money today!

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