I am a recent architectural graduate designing and developing a small apartment building with a robust dedicated bike storage room (in lieu of car parking). The goal is to foster sustainable, walkable, urban design.
My concern is the recent and growing occurrence of e-bike electrical fires often triggered by non-UL certified lithium batteries. As I understand it, electrical fires are a different animal than your traditional wood fuel fire, in so far as effective suppression, burn rate, etc.
Does current code satisfy any electrical fire concerns?
Does NFPA 13 or even 13R provide sufficient protection for tenants and occupants in this new e-bike era?
Is this a topic of discussion among the ICC and code communities?
Concerned and looking out for safety. Thanks in advance.
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