e// architects were founded in 2009 by Andreas Mermigas and Ifigeneia Theodoridou. Their work is defined by the belief that sustainability is the most important parameter of the architectural design. They offer their services in the field of architectural and energy efficient design for both private and public buildings. They also specialize in retrofitting assessments, energy audits, dynamic energy simulations, technoeconomic and environmental feasibility
assessments as well as the design of sustainable open spaces with bioclimatic criteria. As the construction represents the realization of their designs, they organize and supervise their projects, ensuring construction quality, durability and functionality. They also constantly follow technological and research developments, are involved in various research projects and have published numerous articles in scientific journals.
e// architects were founded in 2009 by Andreas Mermigas and Ifigeneia Theodoridou. Their work is defined by the belief that sustainability is the most important parameter of the architectural design. They offer their services in the field of architectural and energy efficient design for both private and public buildings. They also specialize in retrofitting assessments, energy audits, dynamic energy simulations, technoeconomic and environmental feasibility assessments as well as the design of sustainable open spaces with bioclimatic criteria. As the construction represents the realization of their designs, they organize and supervise their projects, ensuring construction quality, durability and functionality. They also constantly follow technological and research developments, are involved in various research projects and have published numerous articles in scientific journals.

Services

Architecture

Energy efficiency is affiliated with national and global policies, living standards and environmental protection, the very same parameters that determine sustainable architecture. The duality of architecture – as art and as science – enables the synergy between creativity and technology as well as design and functionality, influencing both people and the environment. This belief reflects e2 architects’ conviction and defines every project as a new, individual and professional approach. Their projects include a variety of sustainable buildings in rural and urban context in several European countries.

LEED

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the LEED Green Building Rating System is a framework for identifying, implementing, and measuring green building and neighborhood design, construction, operations, and maintenance. LEED is a voluntary, consensus-based tool which serves as a guideline and assessment mechanism for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance, green buildings and neighborhoods. LEED emphasizes integrated design, appropriate integration of existing technology, and use of state-of-the-art strategies to advance expertise in green building and transform professional practice [Foundations of LEED, U.S. Green Building Council].

BREEAM

BREEAM is an internationally recognized sustainability assessment method for buildings. Since its launch in 1990, BREEAM has certified over half a million buildings and is now active in more than 89 countries around the world. Using independent, licensed assessors, BREEAM examines scientifically based criteria covering a range of issues in sections that evaluate energy and water use, health and wellbeing, pollution, transport, materials, waste, land use, ecology and management processes.

nZEB

The EPBD requires all new buildings from 2021 (public buildings from 2019) to be nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEB). According to Article 2 “nearly zero-energy building” means a building that has a very high energy performance, as determined in accordance with Annex I. The nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent from renewable sources, including sources produced on-site or nearby.

Energy efficiency assessments

// Conception and design of sustainable buildings
// Dynamic energy simulations for buildings and open spaces, using latest proven advanced technologies (building stock analysis, GIS analysis, dynamic energy simulation, LCA&LCC analysis)
// Retrofitting assessments of existing buildings
// Energy audits and in-situ measurements (thermography, humidity, indoor air quality, airtightness etc.)
// Building Certification according to national, European and globally recognized standards (Passivhaus, nZEB, LEED, ISO 50001 etc.)

Our projects

Bioclimatic single-family house

Bioclimatic single-family house

Small farmhouse renovation

Small farmhouse renovation

Cultural Center of Ioannina retrofitting assessment

Cultural Center of Ioannina retrofitting assessment

Building physics calculations of a “passive house”

Building physics calculations of a “passive house”

Bioclimatic house design

Bioclimatic house design

nZEB MF-building

nZEB MF-building

Primary School of Agios Pavlos

Primary School of Agios Pavlos

Region of Central Macedonia buildings’ energy refurbishment assessment

Region of Central Macedonia buildings’ energy refurbishment assessment

Medical School and Health Science Building competition

Medical School and Health Science Building competition

Re-Polis, a cloud-based platform for the assessment of urban energy efficiency measures

Re-Polis, a cloud-based platform for the assessment of urban energy efficiency measures

Apartment conversion to yoga studio

Apartment conversion to yoga studio

Sports & recreation building energy efficiency study

Sports & recreation building energy efficiency study

Buildings’ energy efficiency Action Plan of the Municipality of Oreokastro

Buildings’ energy efficiency Action Plan of the Municipality of Oreokastro

Wine Cultural Center of Verona

Wine Cultural Center of Verona

EMPOWERING Program

EMPOWERING Program

Design of a high performance building facade

Design of a high performance building facade

Publication in the latvian architectural magazine Latvijas Architektūra

Publication in the latvian architectural magazine Latvijas Architektūra

Green roof construction

Green roof construction

Single-family 45㎡ house architectural and energy design

Single-family 45㎡ house architectural and energy design

School retrofitting study

School retrofitting study

School building energy audit and retrofitting study

School building energy audit and retrofitting study

New Bavarian Museum of History of Regensburg

New Bavarian Museum of History of Regensburg

Publications in the Technical Greek Magazine “KTIRIO”

Publications in the Technical Greek Magazine “KTIRIO”

Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)

Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)

Smart City Expo World Congress 2015 “Re-Polis: a tool for large-scale retrofitting of the urban building stock”

Smart City Expo World Congress 2015 “Re-Polis: a tool for large-scale retrofitting of the urban building stock”

General Hospital of Florina energy audit & thermal comfort study

General Hospital of Florina energy audit & thermal comfort study

DomaTHESS

DomaTHESS

General Hospital of Kastoria energy audit

General Hospital of Kastoria energy audit

Thessaloniki x4 – public space refurbishment

Thessaloniki x4 – public space refurbishment

Office space refurbishment and renovation

Office space refurbishment and renovation

Technopolis business park energy efficiency concept

Technopolis business park energy efficiency concept

Low budget apartment renovation

Low budget apartment renovation

Innovative facade design for a woodchip powerplant

Innovative facade design for a woodchip powerplant

Redesign of a public square in Kilkis

Redesign of a public square in Kilkis

Solar Decathlon Europe

Solar Decathlon Europe

Reconstruction master plan for the coastal front of Kalamaria

Reconstruction master plan for the coastal front of Kalamaria

Bioclimatic upgrade assessment of urban public spaces in various Greek cities

Bioclimatic upgrade assessment of urban public spaces in various Greek cities

Innovative Bioclimatic European School of Crete

Innovative Bioclimatic European School of Crete

Towards climate change mitigation and adaptation in cities – the role of Greek Municipalities and Prefectures.

Towards climate change mitigation and adaptation in cities – the role of Greek Municipalities and Prefectures.

Black Sea report regarding the BSEC project

Black Sea report regarding the BSEC project

Passive House buildings for active users

Passive House buildings for active users

The three dimensions of Green – green walls and roofs

The three dimensions of Green – green walls and roofs

Passive House buildings – the new reality / Growing up Green

Passive House buildings – the new reality / Growing up Green

Presentation for SBE16 – International Conference on Sustainable Synergies from Buildings to the Urban Scale

Presentation for SBE16 – International Conference on Sustainable Synergies from Buildings to the Urban Scale

Research publications

Research publications

The team

e// architects were founded in 2009 by Andreas Mermigas and Ifigeneia Theodoridou. They both studied Architecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany with key area of expertise energy efficiency and sustainability. They have worked in several offices in Europe and met again in 2009 to create “e2 architects”.

Andreas and Ifigeneia believe in team-work. Over the past years they have created valuable collaborations with fellow engineers, researchers and colleagues. They are open to new ideas and alliances.

Andreas Mermigas – Co-founder

Andreas studied Architectural Engineering at the TU Darmstadt in Germany. He has worked as an Architect and Energy Efficiency Consultant in various European countries until 2009, when he co-founded e2 architects. He is a certified Energy Consultant (German Certification TUD) and Thermographer (Level 1- Swedish Certification Center ITC). He also holds the LEED AP BD+C (U.S. Green Building Council) title.

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Ifigeneia Theodoridou – Co-founder

Ifigeneia studied Architectural Engineering at the TU Darmstadt in Germany. She holds a PhD from the TU Darmstadt regarding large-scale urban retrofitting measures and is a certified nZEB trainer and Energy Auditor (Energieberater – TUD, 2009). Since 2017 she teaches at the International Hellenic University and has worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Patras in Greece.

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Katerina Christodoulou

Katerina has a Diploma in Architecture Engineering (School of Architecture of AUTH) and a Master’s Degree in Graphic Arts – Multimedia MA (School of Applied Arts of HOU). She has extensive experience in Architectural Design on Building Projects and Architectural Studies for interior and exterior spaces.

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Giannis Pippis

Giannis is a graduate of Production and Management Engineering (DUTH) and a postgraduate student of Energy Building Design (IHU) & Economic Studies (DUTH). He holds considerable expertise in the areas of mechanical processes and energy analysis in the built environment (MEP, HVAC, Renewable Energy Sources).

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Ioulia Stavridou

Ioulia studied Architecture in Florence, Italy (UniFi) and Thessaloniki (School of Architecture of AUTH) where she obtained her Diploma. She has a wide experience in architectural design, construction and restoration and has worked as an illustrator and graphic designer.

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Sofia Saropoulou

Sofia holds a master’s degree in Marketing from VU in Amsterdam, NL, and a master’s degree in e-Business and Digital Marketing from IHU in Thessaloniki, GR. Her working experience is focusing on branding, social media and content creation.

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Grigoris Marchavilas

Grigoris holds an MSc in Business Informatics from Utrecht University. He has a longtime experience as a Cloud Data Engineer as well as on the design and development of complex IT systems on the cloud. He is the technology supervisor of e2 architects’ research projects, such as the Re-Polis platform.

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Thanasis Manoloudis

Thanasis in an experienced energy expert with a demonstrated history of working in design, elaboration, Project Management and Risk Assessment of energy efficiency and sustainability projects in both the industrial and building sector. He is active in the design and supervision of energy efficient and Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and is an asset rating energy auditor (Certified Energy Auditor International – CEA, ISO 50001 & ISO 14001).

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Contact Us

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Them. Sofouli 57, SOFOULI CENTER
Thessaloniki, 55131
+30 2314 021 677