Breandán Knowlton

Lead Technical Architect

Government Digital Service, UK

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Your waste, my energy

It’s a bold energy-saving idea: rather than going to landfill, the waste outputs of construction sites, industries, and residences could be diverted to be used as manufacturing inputs. But there's a classic problem: the data needed to match outputs to inputs is highly distributed and unstructured.

Breandán details how the UK’s environmental regulators are deploying open standards to overcome these issues.