Why Green Cleaning Makes for Healthy Employees and a Healthy Business

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Feb 15, 2011 9:19 AM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors.  With today’s modern, energy efficient office buildings, the sealed air inside can contain 10 times more pollution than the air outside due to toxic emissions from building constituents, airborne mold, viruses, and other pollutants.  

Improved indoor air quality can directly contribute to good health and improved productivity.  One way to improve the indoor office environment is to clean green.  Green cleaning is defined as any method, product or service that has a diminished impact on our health and the environment, compared to conventional practices. Today’s green cleaning involves methods and products that promote safety, health and eco awareness.  

Explained in our eco friendly consulting, commercial cleaning is a chemical -intensive industry that literally goes down the drain into our water supply.  It's estimated that the institutional cleaning industry uses 5 billion pounds of chemicals that each year. Click here to continue reading.


 Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".