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Pasadena's Descanso Gardens to Add Sturt Haaga Gallery of Art

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Aug 9, 2009 • References: descansogardens.org and treehugger
The Descanso Gardens in Pasadena, California is already an incredible green place, but with the addition of the Sturt Haaga Gallery of Art at Descanso, it's bound to get a lot greener.

The 2,800 square-foot, $2.1 million Sturt Haaga Gallery of Art at Descanso will debut in March 2010. The gallery will shoot for a silver LEED certification, and according to Tree Hugger, its green elements include end-block wood flooring, waterless urinals and low-flow toilets, a tankless water system, recycled linen insulation, formaldehyde-free drywall, low-VOC paints, plenty of skylights, and low-voltage fluorescent light on auto-dimmers.

The Sturt Haaga Gallery of Art at Descanso will showcase art from both world-renowned artists and regional artists alike; its picturesque garden setting should make for a gorgeous spot to enjoy art.