Introduction to Brightway
Pre-Conference Workshop: Introduction to Brightway (4 CEUs)
Chris Mutel, Paul Scherrer Institut and Pascal Lesage, CIRAIG (Polytechnique Montréal)
October 2, 2017, 9AM-Noon at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, NH
Workshop Description: In this class, participants will get an introduction to Brightway (brightwaylca.org), an open source framework for LCA. Brightway is used in projects where existing tools don't fit, and offers significant advantages in integration with other models, reproducible science, and performance. We will introduce the basic concepts and data structures of Brightway, do LCI and LCIA calculations and interpretation, do uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, and integrate Brightway with a simple external model. All work will be done in Jupyter notebooks (jupyter.org). Participants should bring their own laptops, and will be required to do some basic installation and review of Python before the class.