Entire Tech celebrated for sustainability

David and Gabby Locke and the Entire Tech team receiving their Switched on Business Award from City of Armadale Mayor and Chairperson of the South East Regional Energy Group, Ruth Butterfield. They were joined by Cr Aaron Adams (City of Gosnells / SEREG delegate), City of Melville Business Development Advisor Stuart Tomlinson and Sustainability Engagement Officer Jess Sutherland. Photo credit: City of Melville.

In early February the Switch Your Thinking team, City of Melville staff and representatives from the South Eastern Regional Energy Group (SEREG) had the pleasure of visiting Entire Tech and presenting them their Switched on Business certificate.

About Entire Tech

Entire Tech is a computer consultancy providing fit-for-purpose IT solutions to a range of small-medium sized businesses. Founded in 2003, Entire Tech prides themselves on their long lasting relationships with their clients which is a testament to how they do business and embody their tagline ‘Human Powered Tech’. 

David Locke (Entire Tech Managing Director/Chairperson) established the company with efficiency and smart design at its core. Together with Gabby Locke, his wife and business manager, they developed a high performing business built upon good principles and a forward thinking vision for the future. Now 21 years later, Entire Tech and their dedicated team have helped do their part as a sustainable business and by inspiring others to do the same.

“We believe that businesses have a pivotal role to play in addressing climate change, fostering a sustainable future and creating a sustainable and eco-friendly workplace.” – David Locke, Managing Director.

Sustainable actions taken


At their premises in Myaree, Entire Tech has made numerous improvements to reduce their energy use, these include:

  • Installing 34 solar panels to power their business with renewable energy.
  • Switching all appliances from gas to electric.
  • Switching all lights to LED fittings.
  • Replaced all roof insulation. Insulating roof paint, wall and ceiling insulation.

Seeking out opportunities to improve sustainability – Entire Tech was awarded the Energy Efficient Communities Program – Small Business Grants in 2020. These grants helped Entire Tech in replacing all existing lighting equipment with higher efficiency equipment and replaced all existing lighting components to run more efficiently.

Entire Tech was also recently awarded the Charge Up Workplace Grant (Round 1) to assist in funding the
installation of 3 EV charging stations at 17 Hulme Court. Entire Tech has invested almost $14,000
in this project, on top of assistance from the grant.


Entire Tech has reduced their transport emissions in numerous ways as discussed below:

  • 3 x Toyota Corolla Hybrids as our fleet vehicles (used by technicians for onsite business services) to reduce their CO2 emissions and reduce fuel consumption.
  • Transitioning to all-electric Cupra Born vehicles as of November 2023.
  • Provide staff the option to work from home.

Waste & Recycling

The team at Entire Tech are passionate about reducing waste and this is demonstrated through the following:

  • Invested in cloud-based accounting software which allowed them to switch to a paperless administration system.
  • As an Apple Authorised Service Provider as part of our business – the main goal is to repair and extend the life of the full suite of Apple products and equipment and minimise obsolescence. Where they cannot repair, they partner with another business who can salvage parts for resale.
  • Sustainable and/or local procurement
  • Use of reusables instead disposables in their procurement practices.
  • Invested in larger 660 litre waste bins to reduce the frequency and need for the Council to come and empty the bins.
  • Reduce waste generation on a daily basis
  • Maximise recycling on a daily basis


Entire Tech has taken steps to reduce their water use in the following ways:

  • Installing flow restrictors on taps
  • Purchase water efficient appliances.

The team at Switch Your Thinking were honored to celebrate Entire Tech on their well deserved award. We were very impressed with all the efforts to reduce their environmental impacts and foster a culture of sustainability within their team.