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DOW™-KNIGHT CI System Receives Architectural Products’ Product Innovation Award


-DOW™-KNIGHT CI-System combines THERMAX™ Wall System with Knight Wall rain screen to help solve architect and contractor needs

-Dow products help create a tight, high performing building envelope and reduce energy costs

Midland, MI, - Dow Building Solutions, a leading provider of energy saving solutions to the global commercial and residential construction industry, today announced that the DOW™-KNIGHT CI-System has been selected as a winner of the second annual Architectural Products Product Innovation Award (PIA).

The Architectural Products PIA recognizes product, material and system innovations that lead commercial and institutional design to new heights. Judging and evaluation of products and systems is conducted by a distinguished panel of 50 independent and diverse industry professionals including architects, designers, and veteran industry writers. The PIA program awards manufacturers based on attributes, qualities, functionality and/or performance beyond industry standards.

“We are thrilled to receive this award, as it recognizes our ongoing commitment and success in innovative product development to offer contractors and architects the solutions they need to maximize air, moisture and energy management within the building envelope,” said Doug Todd, Commercial Market Manager Dow Building Solutions.

Continuing a Tradition of Building Science Innovation

For more than 60 years Dow Building Solutions has been providing the commercial and residential construction industries with innovative technologies that enable architects and designers to deliver more energy efficient and sustainable structures. The DOW™-KNIGHT CI-System builds off of that tradition by providing architects and contractors with a unique drop-in, all-in-one design, continuous insulation system that meets or exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 requirements and can save time and money by reducing labor and assembly costs.

The DOW™-KNIGHT CI-System was developed to address one of the biggest challenges architects face today in dealing with continuous insulation (ci) – and thick insulation in particular – as it enables the attachment of cladding without creating a thermal bridge in the assembly, providing true continuous insulation. DOW™-KNIGHT CI-SYSTEM provides a complete rain screen solution that offers maximum energy efficiency and excellent moisture management. The CI-SYSTEM, featuring the THERMAX™ Wall System from Dow, delivers continuous insulation across all structural members, while reducing thermal bridging to isolated fasteners and service openings. The system provides excellent thermal performance, moisture management and air barrier properties, while simplifying the wall assembly and meeting or exceeding today’s energy standards.

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About Dow Building Solutions

Dow Building Solutions has a 60+ year legacy of providing energy saving solutions to the global commercial and residential construction industry, which began with the launch of its flagship STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation, one of the most recognized brands of insulation in the world. A market-facing business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Building Solutions offers unsurpassed building science expertise to help builders, designers, architects and home/building owners reduce energy costs and protect against wind, rain and moisture, while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. More information about Dow Building Solutions can be found at

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at

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