by Michael dEstries
Categories: Home.

One of the conversations that consistently comes up in interviews with Orlando Bloom is the state of his eco-friendly home project in the UK. The organization Global Green has been helping the actor remodel his residence for the past couple years. Bloom used massive amount of recycled materials, installed solar panels, and apparently pushed the price tag higher than he would have anticipated. From the article,

“He says, ‘It has been a hassle, no denying it. It has come in at double the budget but I’ll admit it was me who was making all the changes! It’s powered by all the latest technology and I’ve tried to think about recycling – using as much old material as I can. It isn’t furnished yet and I’m still living out of a suitcase but it’s coming together.'”

Granted, Bloom most likely has a bevy of designers and architects helping him with the home. Integrating state of the art technology into an existing structure is also a bit more expensive than working from the ground up. But hey, we appreciate what celebrities do for the area of green building because — for the time being — they’re part of the relative few who can afford the full makeover.

With the proper promotion, such as what Bloom is doing, we’ll see a trickle down effect in the coming years that will make our green options all the more affordable.

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About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • becky

    I always knew he was a good guy.

  • milene and brogan

    he is the sexyest man alive and he’s soooooo fit
    we can’t wait to see him in pirates of the caribeen 3and 4 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but even if he’s fit i’m shure he’s nice too

  • http://Google katelyn

    It’s really awesome to see not just a couple people care about the planet.Even if he is really cute it’s really cool to see a really cute guy who cares!!!!!!!!

  • Earthship Biotecture

    Orlando should be using Earthship Biotecture for his home… He can check out an earthship in england at Stanmer park
    Earthship n. 1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills.
    Biotecture n. 1. the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their sustainability. 2. A combination of biology and architecture.

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  • HottieAlert

    Orlando Bloom is so hot and I want to have sex with him. Hey, we might even use organic condoms!

  • Veronica

    Orlando Bloom is a great role model.,

  • HottieAlert

    Organic condoms!