The names Tim DeKay and Matt Bomer may sound familiar, as they should, since they are the hit stars of USA’s “White Collar.” When they aren’t playing an FBI agent and a crook turned government asset, they are taking care of the earth by going green when it comes to their homes.
When DeKay isn’t busy filming, he is taking time to build a new green home “and we’re going completely green.”
“The house that’s there is beyond help, and instead of demolishing it we’re deconstructing it, taking it apart and sending everything that’s salvageable to Habitat for Humanity and things like that,” the 48-year-old actor revealed.
Built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, it seems DeKay is going above and beyond when it comes to making sure his home benefits our planet.
“We’re going to go the ultimate platinum. We’re putting in a gray water system. We’re using recycled denim for the insulation. We have wood salvaged from an old barn in Ohio. We have to deal with the city and all of that, but we hope to be finished by December of this year.”
Bomer, 34, who is currently one of the hottest rising actors in Hollywood, is also incorporating greenness into his lifestyle. He plans on installing solar panels for his pool and gave eco-friendly Christmas gifts to the children in his family this year. Each child got a reusable water bottle with their name on it. How fun!
“Rather than waste a bunch of plastic bottles, they have their own canteens,” he said.
Bomer can next be seen in “Magic Mike,” where he plays a stripper, alongside Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer and Joe Manganiello. Get ready to see some skin! Also, be sure to tune into USA tomorrow for the premiere of “White Collar.”