Regarding LEED AP+ tier, specialty area between Building Design & Construction(BD+C) and Neighborhood Design(ND), Which specialty area is better works w/ landscape architect? 
I heard BD+C is widely taken and ND will be scheduled to debut on coming June this year. 
if someone choose only one, how do you think about this option?

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I think ND will be much more relevant to landscape architects and planners than BD+C. However, I became a LEED AP three years ago, and working for a multi-discipline firm, I have become much more involved in projects that I otherwise wouldn't have had much involvement in. So I suppose which one you choose depends on what type of employment you are seeking.
Assuming that LEED is relevant at all to landscape architecture, ND is the one to choose. LEED is going the way of Value Engineering. A lot of money spent by individuals and owners to achieve a "paper" savings.
I chose the BD +C specialty since it includes: LEED for New Construction, LEED for Schools and LEED for Core & Shell. LEED ND is also helpful for LA's in neighborhood planning specifically. For the type of landscape architecture I am involved with, BD+C is a better fit for me since I can apply it in several applications.

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