High impact technologies (HITs) are cost-effective, underutilized energy-efficient commercial building technologies. Through the High Impact Technology Catalyst program, initiated in 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) identifies and guides HITs through their early market introduction phases, ultimately leading them to the broader market through partnerships with the commercial buildings industry via the Better Buildings Alliance, federal leaders, regional non-profits, utilities and efficiency organizations. HIT Catalyst also serves as the umbrella program under which all of the Commercial Buildings Integration program’s technology specific deployment activities will fall, along with the Technology-to-Market Initiative, which plays an important role in many HIT Catalyst market transformation activities.
The current HIT List was developed through an evaluation of over 400 building technologies. DOE will initiate market transformation activities for these technologies starting in 2015.