In the Sunday edition of the The Daily Mail online, there's a tell-all about Pierce Brosnan's new pad in Malibu. How does Mister Bond himself plan to reduce his carbon footprint without reducing his swagger? Find out below:
According to The Daily Mail, the mansion will have oodles of solar panels—enough to heat the house, outdoor pool, guest cabana and still sell the surplus back to the grid—a waste disposal system; hundreds of thousands of dollars in custom energy-efficient lighting; a self-contained water-recycling system and a solar-powered compost heap. Other notable green features include non-glare insulated glass windows, centrally controlled lighting that automatically shuts off when a room is vacant for more than five minutes; and a climate-control system that's designed to maximize energy savings.
Brosnan, who plans to move into the new palace by Christmas, will have plenty of room in the garage for his Lexus hybrid and his super souped-up (and decidedly, disappointingly, not-the-least-bit-eco-friendly) Maserati Gran Turismo.
Yes, it seems like a huge house, so it's debatable whether or not the total square footage trumps the home's other environmental initiatives.
(Image: Nick Stern for The Daily Mail)