|City Hall Covered Walk’s Unseen Beauty|
To the countless people who visit or transact business at Quezon City Hall every day, the Covered Walk is simply a passageway, a shady path from the Quezon Memorial Circle leading to the main City Hall building. To others, it is just a convenient place or venue where they can hold an exhibit, a display show or other events.
But unknown to many people, the Covered Walk has one of the best-kept and well-maintained gardens in the city, if not within the vicinity of Quezon City Hall.
In line with Mayor Herbert Bautista’s environment protection and green policy campaign, the garden was initiated by the General Services Department together with the QC Parks Development and Administration Department.
QC's Green policy
In 2009, Quezon City became the first local government unit in the country to implement a green building policy thru Ordinance No. SP-1917 known as the "Green Building Ordinance of 2009". The ordinance mandates that new buildings in the city, including movable properties and other structures, must follow minimum standards of a green infrastructure in their design, construction, operation, and maintenance as well as retrofitting of building projects in the city.
This was done to help reduce greenhouse gases and other hazardous emissions from buildings and make the structures energy efficient and cost effective as well as to help mitigate its impact on the environment.